Labeyrie Fine Foods of Saint-Geours-de-Maremne, France and J.C. David of Boulogne-sur-Mer, France won the top prizes in the 2018 Seafood Excellence Global awards at Seafood Expo Global, the world’s largest and most prestigious seafood event.
The top award for Best Retail Product was given to Labeyrie Fine Foods for its entry, Christmas Smoked Salmon, a limited-edition smoked salmon with Christmas spices created specifically for entertaining during the holiday season. J.C. David won the grand prize for Best HORECA (hotel/restaurant/catering) Product for its White Smoked Haddock. Sustainably caught off the coast of Iceland, the haddock are lightly salted then smoked for 20 hours in wood ovens, according to an ancestral tradition.
Five special Seafood Excellence Global awards were also given: The award for Health & Nutrition was presented to Frozen Spirulina Pearls from Globe Export. Open Blue won the award for Convenience for its Frozen IVP Sashimi-Grade Cobia Fillet. The Innovation award was given to Surimi Lasagne Sheets from Viciunai Group. Clearwater Seafoods was presented the award for Retail Packaging for its Bacon Wrapped Scallops, and Iceland’ Finest won the Seafood Product Line award for Iceland’s Finest Starters.