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Phillips Wins 2013 Seafood Excellence Award

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

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.

About the Author

Michael Birchenall is Editor and Publisher of Foodservice Monthly, a regional trade publication covering the foodservice industry of the Mid-Atlantic (DE, DC, MD, VA). Foodservice Monthly has been recognized as the Restaurant Association of Maryland's Allied Industry Member of the Year and by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington as the Joan Hisaoka Associate Member of the Year.

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