The Seafood Excellence Awards—the best new products competition held in conjunction with Seafood Expo North America, formerly the International Boston Seafood Show—announced this year’s finalists. The Expo runs March 16-18, 2014 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
The Seafood Excellence Awards--an extension of the Seafood Prix d’Elite new product competition at the Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium--give generous praise and exposure to the products fostering innovation in the seafood industry.
Finalists compete for two awards: Best New Foodservice Product and Best New Retail Product. Products are evaluated on criteria including uniqueness, taste profile, packaging, marketing potential, and nutritional value.
This year’s 10 finalists were hand-selected from more than 70 entries in the highly competitive New Product Showcase, featured at the Seafood Expo North America.
The finalists for the 2014 Seafood Excellence Awards are:
Phillips / SeaWings
The Santa Barbara Smokehouse
Cambridge House Private Reserve Smoked Salmon with Truffle
Harvest Grain Wild Alaskan Cod
Uoriki Fresh, Inc.
Sushi At Home
High Liner Foods
Flame-Seared Guinness Barbecue Glazed Atlantic Salmon
Freskot USA/Kontoveros SA
Freskot Seafood Burgers
King & Prince Seafood
Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Shrimp
The MacKnight Food Group
MacKnight Capt. Jim's Breakfast Sausage
Handy International Incorporated
Fiesta Chipotle Fish Cakes
Gradient Aquaculture Ltd.
Pasta del MAR
The winners will be announced at the Seafood Excellence Awards ceremony in the Demonstration Theater in the Exhibit Hall, Booth 2567 on Sunday, March 16 at 3:30 p.m.