March 13, 2017
2017 US Seafood Excellence Awards finalists bared
The 12 finalists for the 2017 Seafood Excellence Awards, the best new products competition at Seafood Expo North America, have been announced.
Winners of the competition will be presented during the Seafood Excellence Awards ceremony at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, in the Demonstration Theater during Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Seafood Excellence Awards annually recognize the product leaders in the North American seafood market. Each year, exhibitors can submit their new products for consideration. Products are evaluated by three seafood industry experts based on their uniqueness and appropriateness to the market, taste profile, packaging, market potential, convenience, nutritional value and originality.
The 2017 finalists were selected from 49 entries in the exposition's New Product Showcase and will compete for two awards: Best New Foodservice and Best New Retail Product.
The finalists for the 2017 Seafood Excellence Awards are:
Aqua Star, Booth #2005
Honey Glazed Shrimp with Walnuts
Azuma Foods International Inc., USA, Booth #321
Shrimp Swirl Pops
Bantry Bay America Inc., Booth #2957
Mussels in a Spicy Sauce
Cheating Gourmet, Booth #2716
Cilantro Lime Shrimp Rice Bowl
C.P. Food Products Inc., Booth #433
Hand Wrapped Shrimp Wonton with Ramen Noodle and Yu Choy
Fishpeople Seafood, Booth #2745
Meyer Lemon & Herb Panko Wild Alaskan Salmon Kit
Handy Seafood Inc., Booth #823
King & Prince Seafood, Booth #505
Jumbo Buttermilk Shrimp
Multiexport Foods, Booth #117
Smoked Roasted Salmon Flakes
Open Blue, Booth #1859
Frozen Open Blue Cobia IVP Fillet
Trident Seafoods, Booth #805
Louis Kemp Hawaiian Poke Snackits
Western United Fish Company, Booth #3064
Limu Ahi Poke
Each finalist's product will be showcased during the three-day event in Boston on March 19-21.