Seafood Excellence Awards Winners Announced at 2013 International Boston Seafood Show

Boston, March 10, 2013, – The 2013 Seafood Excellence Awards winners were announced today at the International Boston Seafood Show. St. Mary’s River Smokehouses won the “Best New Retail” award for their Oven Smoked Salmon Stix and Phillips Foods, Inc. won the “Best New Foodservice” award for their Culinary Crab.

Winners were selected from a group of finalists during a live judging by a panel of seafood buyers and experts from the retail and foodservice industries. This year’s judges included Kim Taylor, Seafood Category Manager for Delhaize America; Sunil Contractor, Finfish Category Manager for U.S. Foods; and David Bolosan, Director of Product Innovation for Black Angus Steakhouse.

Finalists were previously selected through a screening of products participating in the 2013 International Boston Seafood Show New Product Showcase. The New Product Showcase features seafood products, condiments and culinary dishes launched in the past year by exhibiting companies.

The Seafood Excellence Awards serve to recognize the product leaders in the North American seafood market.

Co-located with Seafood Processing America, the International Boston Seafood Show is North America’s largest seafood trade event, drawing 19,000 buyers and sellers from more than 100 countries and over 1000 exhibiting companies.

The International Boston Seafood Show/Seafood Processing America is produced by Diversified Business Communications.
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2013 Seafood Excellence Awards finalists announced

Boston, MA – February 27, 2013 – The Seafood Excellence Awards—the prestigious best-new-products competition held in conjunction with the International Boston Seafood Show–announced this year’s finalists.

The Seafood Excellence Awards–an extension of the Seafood Prix d’Elite new product competition at the European Seafood Exposition in Brussels, Belgium–give generous praise and exposure to the products fostering innovation in the seafood industry.

Finalists compete for two awards: Best New Foodservice Product and Best New Retail Product. Products are evaluated on criteria including uniqueness, taste profile, packaging, marketing potential, and nutritional value.

This year’s ten finalists were hand-selected from over 70 entries in the highly-competitive New Product Showcase, which will be featured at the 2013 International Boston Seafood Show on March 10-12, 2013.

The finalists for the 2013 Seafood Excellence Awards are:

ACME Smoked Fish, Booth 718
Wild Smoked Salmon Crepes

Gulf Pride Enterprise, Booth 2143
Gulf Pride Select Shrimp and Grits

Handy International Incorporated, Booth 823
Shrimp & Grits Cakes from

High Liner Foods, Booth 1005
South Paws Hush Puppy Coated Flounder 4-5 oz.

Phillips Foods, Inc., Booth 1016
Culinary Jumbo Lump &
Culinary Super Lump Crab Meat

King & Prince Seafood, Booth 505
Sushi Bob

Simple Salmon, Booth 2267
Salmon Chorizo Sausage

Soho Foods, LLC, Booth 2165
Superfrozen Tuna, Philfresca Brand
(Saku, Loins, Steaks and Sushi Slice)

St. Mary’s River Smokehouses, Booth 1440
Oven Smoked Salmon Stix

The Saucy Fish Co., Booth 2554
Salmon Fillets with Chili Lime & Ginger Dressing

The Seafood Excellence awards also highlight one of the most popular attractions at the International Boston Seafood Show: new products. 80% of surveyed attendees say they attend the show to seek new seafood products.

The winners will be announced at Seafood Excellence Awards ceremony in the Demonstration Theater in the Exhibit Hall, Booth 2567 on Sunday, March 10 at 3:30 p.m.

Register now for the 2013 International Boston Seafood Show.
About the International Boston Seafood Show and Seafood Processing America

The International Boston Seafood Show and Seafood Processing America is North America’s largest seafood exposition. Thousands of buyers and suppliers from around the world attend the annual, three-day exposition to meet, network and do business. Attending buyers represent importers, exporters, wholesalers, restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, and other retail and foodservice companies. Exhibiting suppliers offer the newest seafood products, processing and packaging equipment, and services available in the seafood market. The exposition is sponsored by the National Fisheries Institute, co-located with the New England Food Show. SeaFood Business magazine and are official media. The exposition is produced by Diversified Business Communications, the international leader in seafood-industry expositions and media.