SCOTTISH farmed salmon has made the finals of the Seafood Excellence Global awards, a highlight of the world’s biggest seafood show, to be held in Brussels next month.
The Scottish Salmon Company’s Salmon Label Rouge Royal Mile Cut, St James Smokehouse’s Saint Pure Salmon, and John Ross Jr’s Original Rum Cured Smoked Salmon are among the 39 finalists, representing 12 countries.
The shortlist is dominated by entries from France, with 10 products making the finals; Belgium, Malaysia, and Finland feature prominently, with at least four entries each being selected; and Estonia, Korea, Italy, Spain, Denmark, the Netherlands and Ireland all have products in contention.
The competition recognises the best seafood products represented at the exposition, Seafood Expo Global, which runs from May 7-9.
All seafood products entered for the awards will be displayed during the three-day event in the Seafood Excellence Global stand 8-4430 in Hall 8.
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony and reception on May 7 in the Auditorium 2000 from 6:15-8pm.
Two prizes will 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.