Thai Union Group’s frozen Yellowfin Tuna Slice product received the runner-up award in the product design category during the Innovation Thailand Expo 2019 hosted by the National Innovation Agency.
Tawat Suthasineenont, deputy director at Thai Union’s Global Innovation Center (seen in the above photo at left), represented the Bangkok-headquartered company at the awards ceremony.
“On behalf of Thai Union, I am delighted that we have been recognized for our innovation with this award,” said Suthasineenont. “At the Global Innovation Center, we are committed to working on innovations that will improve our products for customers. Our Yellowfin Tuna Slices are the world’s first pre-sliced, pre-seasoned tuna made from whole yellowfin tuna loins. The tuna loin is high-pressured processed and sliced to offer a new experience to consumers.”
Developed to give tuna-loving deli users a healthier, convenient alternative to traditional luncheon meats, and promoted as “perfect for upscale sandwiches, salads, and cold-cut platters,” the product won the 2018 Seafood Excellence Award in Best New Foodservice Product category at the Boston Seafood Expo North America.
About Thai Union
In business for more than 40 years, Thai Union Group PCL is a major frozen shrimp and fish supplier and regarded as the world’s largest producer of shelf-stable tuna products with annual sales exceeding THB 133.3 billion (US $4.1 billion) and a global workforce of over 47,000 people.