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
    Oyster Collection
  • 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.
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