Frozen Seafood Fare at Brussels Fair Vying for Top Honors

As always, frozen products figure prominently among finalists in the Seafood Excellence Global awards competition whose winners will be decided on the first day of the May 7-9 Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global at the Brussels Expo in Belgium.

The annual contest features and recognizes the top seafood products represented at the exposition, with two grand prizes to be awarded for the Best Retail Product and the Best Hotel/Restaurant/Catering (HORECA) Product. Five special awards will be presented for innovation, convenience, health and nutrition, retail packaging and seafood product line.

All products entered for the awards competition will be displayed during the three-day event in the Seafood Excellence Global Stand #8-4430 in Hall 8. The winners will be announced and celebrated during an awards ceremony and reception on May 7 in Auditorium 2000 on the fairgrounds from 6:15 until 8 PM.

This year’s 39 finalists from 12 countries were announced on April 9, as follows:

  • Ocean Tartinade Tuna from Amacore Seafood BV of the Netherlands
  • Giant Squid Accras from Crustacook of France
  • Glutenfree Calamar Romana from Escal SA of France
  • Bites of Smoked Back of Cod in a Thai Marinade from E. Fournier & Fils of France
  • Smoked Back of Cod Tartar Marinated with Tomatoes & Basil from E. Fournier & Fils of France
  • Insalata di mare e cereali (Seafood and Cereals Salad) from Fiorital spa of Italy
  • FreshpackShrimp and Vegetable Crispy under the Thai Tapas line from Freshpack of France features Penaeus vannamei farmed-raised in Vietnam. Among other ingredients in the frozen offering are onion, carrot, sweet potato, snap beans and wheat flour.Shrimp and Vegetable Crispy from Freshpack of France
  • Salmon Mini Steak from Guyader Gastronomie of France
  • Guacamole with Fresh Spirulina from GlobeXplore of France
  • Salmon Terrine with Heart of Dulse and Ginger Heart from GlobeXplore of France
  • Seaweed in Wooden Hamper from GlobeXplore of France
  • Miso Marinated Cod Portion from Pacific West Foods Sdn of Malaysia
  • Nori Himalayan Salt Squid Spiral from Golden Fresh Sdn Bhd of Malaysia
  • Prawn in Hor Mok Thai Coconut Sauce from Golden Fresh Sdn Bhd of Malaysia
  • Southern Fried Fish Burger from Pacific West Foods Sdn pf Malaysia
  • Flamed Salmon Fillet Original from Hätälä Oy of Finland
  • Gravlax Arctic Berries from Hätälä Oy of Finland
  • Original Fish Sausage from Hee Chang Trading Co., Ltd. of Korea
  • Seafood Parfait – Smoked Mackerel & Lime Marmelade Gel from iASC Irish Atlantic Seafood Company/Keohane’s Seafood of Ireland
  • Original Rum Cured Smoked Salmon from John Ross Jr. (Aberdeen) Ltd. of the United Kingdom
  • Smoked Meagre from J.C. David of France
  • Lappi Cold Smoked from Kala-Lappi of Finland
  • Lappi FireSmoked from Kala-Lappi of Finland
  • Dutch Yellowtail from Kingfish Zeeland BV of the Netherlands
  • Seafood Salad with Legumes from Medusa – Cesare Regnoli & Figlio of Italy
  • Brochettes Bio Garlic and Parsley from Nueva Pescanova of Spain
  • Fiesta Shrimp with Cream Cheese & Chives Sauce, and Crunchy from Nueva Pescanova of Spain
  • Rainbow Trout Fillet with Green Garlic & Mint from PR Foods AS of Estonia
  • Rainbow Trout with Lemongrass and Citrus from PR Foods AS of Estonia
  • Gim & Gim Almond (Crunch Seaweed with Almond) from SewhaSeafood Co., Ltd. of Korea
  • Shore Tasty Bag Creamy Garlic ShrimpPrawns in Cream Garlic from Shore NV of Oostende, Belgium, are one of two products in the running for Best Retail Product. Featuring Penaeus vannamei shrimp coated in sauce, it is distributed in 125-gram microwavable steam bags that require just three minutes of preparation time.Tasty Bag Prawns in Creamy Garlic from Shore NV of Belgium
  • Tasty Bag Prawns in Coconut Curry Sauce from Shore NV of Belgium
  • Saint Pure Salmon from St. James Smokehouse (Scotland) Ltd. of the United Kingdom
  • Salmon Label Rouge Royal Mile Cut from The Scottish Salmon Company of the United Kingdom
  • Tuna Taste Chunks from Surimi from Viciunai Group of Belgium
  • Smoked Salmon with Bee Honey and Pollen from Viciunai Group of Belgium
  • Surimi Noodles WOK Style from Viciunai Group of Belgium
  • Vilsund Blue Thai Curry Mussels from Vilsund Blue A/S of Denmark
  • Vilsund Blue Spicy Salsa Mussels from Vilsund Blue A/S of Denmark

With thousands of companies represented at Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global and 79 product applications, to be chosen as a winner or selected as a finalist of the Seafood Excellence Global Awards competition is a notable achievement, according to Diversified Communications, the Portland, Maine, USA-headquartered organizer of the competition and the exposition.