Seafood Innovation at Paris Show –

Seafood Innovation at Paris Show European Fish Trader Published:  22 October, 2002

OVER 132,000 visitors are expected at the SIAL food show currently on in Paris (20-24 October), with 48 per cent coming from outside France.

The exhibition provides a stage for new innovative products and out of the 1,200 new products being presented by exhibitors the best 560 selected by an industry-representative committee are being showcased in a dedicated “Trends and Innovation” area.

For fish and shellfish products these include the new party ring of shelled prawns with dipping sauce, Crevett’ Party, from French company Adrimex and 10 slices of vacuum packed fresh tuna from Pêcheries Frigoriques du Senegal.

Elsewhere, to help visitors find their way around the show, SIAL has put together a “Route de la Mer”, listing all companies producing fresh and processed seafoods and their locations within the six exhibition halls.

Among new products to be found here are a new size “cocktail” oyster from French oyster growers in the Vendée Atlantique and individual fish soups that can be heated in the microwave and eaten from the packaging as a bowl from French processor Gastromer.

On Monday the results of the SIAL “Oscars”, the prizes for innovation known as the SIAL D’Or, were announced. For the first time since its creation in 1986, two Global SIAL D’Ors were awarded. Pescanova France, part of the Spanish fishing and processing group,was one of the winners of this ultimate prize for its frozen, split langoustine in a transpararent tube.