It was announced today that the Irish Atlantic Seafood Company (IASC) has become the first Irish company to receive the Prix d’Elite award from the Global Seafood Expo, in Brussels, the world’s largest seafood event.
The Seafood Prix d’Elite new product awards competition recognizes the best seafood products of the year. It takes place at the Seafood Expo Global, which is the world’s largest seafood trade event. More than 25,000 buyers, suppliers, media and other seafood professionals from 150 countries visit the exposition. It is recognised as the global event where the seafood industry meets.
IASC received the award for their innovative line of shellfish butters which are designed to enhance the flavour of fish dishes. The company plans to expand their current distribution from Ireland and the UK this year, into the USA, Europe and Asia, and are in the process of filling their first order for Malaysia currently. They will also launch a further 20 products over the next 3 to 5 years, in Retail, Food Service and B2B channels.
The company is a member of 'Love Irish Food,' an organisation which helps shoppers make informed choices about buying Irish manufactured food and drinks, with the overall aim of safeguarding the future of food and drink manufacturing in Ireland.