Frozen Products Poised to Win Seafood Excellence Prizes

The Seafood Excellence Global awards competition is as hot as ever this year, and as usual a large contingent of frozen products have made the final cut. Winners will be announced during a ceremony and reception held at the conclusion of the first day of the Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global on April 26. The place is Auditorium 2000 at the Brussels Expo fairgrounds, and the time is 6:15 to 8 PM.

1 Vinh Hoan Grilled Pineapple SalsaChar-marked Pangasius PangaSalsa from Vinh Hoan Corporation is one of two frozen items competing from the Vietnamese company. Its other entry in the finals is Petibo, a petite pangasius and salmon roulade product.Two grand prizes will be presented for the Best Retail Product and the Best Hotel/Restaurant/Catering (HORECA) Product. In addition, five special awards will be issued for Innovation, Convenience, Health and Nutrition, Retail Packaging and Seafood Product Line.

Hailing from Europe and Asia to the USA and Canada, the 42 finalists representing 15 countries in the running are listed below:

  • 2 Fishermans Choice Wasabi Shrimp TempuraFisherman’s Choice BV of Den Haag, Holland is the running with this Wasabi Tempura Shrimp offering.Crushi from Aji Food BV – Netherlands
  • Umami Bretagne from ALD – SLP – Britexa – France
  • Moules cuisinées from Angulas Aguinaga – Spain
  • Delpierre Filets preserved by high pressure pasteurization from Delpierre – France
  • Tuna Di Alba – Tuna Fillets in Sunflower Oil from Diavena, Ltd. – Bulgaria
  • Disas Vendas Caviar from Disas Caviar Oy, Ltd. – Finland
  • Disas Whitefish Caviar from Disas Caviar Oy, Ltd. – Finland
  • Wasabi Tempura Shrimp from Fisherman’s Choice BV – Holland
  • Raw Frozen King Crab Meat, High Pressure Shelled from FRESHPACK – France
  • 3 Kagerer Co GmbH Dim SumEye appeal is buy appeal, but will this attractive shrimp-filled Dim Sum – Quick ’n’ Easy presentation from Kagerer & Co. GmbH of Germany be tasty enough to win the judges over and earn a top prize in Brussels? We will find out on April 26.Seaweed Dressing from Globe Export – France
  • Coconut Coated Skewed Prawns from Golden Fresh Sdn Bhd – Malaysia
  • Pepites Encornet from Golden Fresh Sdn Bhd – Malaysia
  • Lemon-Art from Jens Møller Products Aps – Denmark
  • Dim Sum – Quick ’n’ Easy from Kagerer & Co. GmbH – Germany
  • Seafood Umami Pearls from Keohanes/Atlantic Seafood Company Ireland Ltd. – Ireland
  • Presto by Grand Krust Special Seafood Fajitas – Sautéed Vegetables with Wild Argentinean Red Shrimp from Krustagroup S.A.U. – Spain
  • Gold Special Oysters Ostra Regal from La Famille Boutrais – France
  • 4 Marine Harvest Pieters Chunky Cod BurgerThe Marine Harvest Group has eight finalists in the Seafood Excellence Global awards competition, which is more than any other company. Chunky Cod Burger from the Marine Harvest Pieters unit based in Brugge, Belgium, is one on them.ASC Salmon Traiteur Loin in Double Protection Packaging from Marine Harvest – France
  • Mini-Gourmandises from Marine Harvest – France
  • Salmon ‘en Papillote’ from Marine Harvest – France
  • Salmon Timbales from Marine Harvest – France
  • Salmon Tartare façon Sushi from Marine Harvest – France
  • Chunky Cod Burger from Marine Harvest Pieters nv – Belgium
  • Infusions – BBQ Salmon Fillets from Marine Harvest Pieters nv – Belgium
  • Salmon & Tuna Sashimi from Marine Harvest Pieters nv – Belgium
  • Push Up Salmon Snack from Plate-Forme d’innovation Nouvelles Vagues – France
  • L’huître Noisette from SAS Kermaree – France
  • 5 Golden Fresh coconut prawnsCoconut Coated Skewered Prawns from Golden Fresh Sdn Bhd is competing for top honors, along with the Malaysian company’s Pepites Encornet product.Big & Tasty Cromer Crab Soufflés from The Big Prawn Company Ltd. – United Kingdom
  • Big Prawn Bistro Seafood Doughnuts from The Big Prawn Company Ltd. – United Kingdom
  • Big Prawn Bistro Quick & Easy Seafood Bisque from The Big Prawn Company Ltd. – United Kingdom
  • Fresh Native Hebridean Farmed Atlantic Salmon from The Scottish Salmon Company – United Kingdom
  • Bruce Gore Wild Alaska Coho Salmon Bottarga from Triad Fisheries, Ltd. – United States
  • Herring Drops from Vichiunai Europe N.V. – Belgium
  • Fleur de Surimi from Vichiunai Europe N.V. – Belgium
  • Salmo’Norm from Vichiunai Europe N.V. – Belgium
  • Organic Mussels with Garlic & Parsley from Vislund Blue A/S – Denmark
  • PangaSalsa – Char Marked Pangasius from Vinh Hoan Corporation – Vietnam
  • Petibo – Petite Pangasius and Salmon Roulade from Vinh Hoan Corporation – Vietnam
  • Konkani Shrimp Triangles from West Coast Frozen Foods Pvt Ltd. – India
  • 6 Makkai Crusted Shrimp AcapulcoDespite the name, this Makkai Crusted Shrimp Acapulco is not from Mexico. It is one of two products from West Coast Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd. of India that is a Seafood Excellence Global finalist. Konkani Shrimp Triangles is the other. Makkai Crusted Shrimp Acapulco from West Coast Frozen Foods Pvt Ltd. – India
  • Malai Papad Shrimp from West Coast Frozen Foods Pvt Ltd. – India
  • Lobster Oil from Sogelco International - Canada

“With thousands of companies represented at Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, to selected as a finalist of the Seafood Excellence Global Awards competition is a notable achievement,” proclaimed a statement from Diversified Communications, organizer of the event.

The finalists’ products will be showcased at the Seafood Excellence Global stand P-4619-4635 in the Patio during the three-day exposition.