Irish Atlantic Seafood Company (iASC) is the first Irish company ever to win the seafood industry’s most prestigious award – the Prix d’Elite for world’s best Seafood Product Line.
The Cork-based seafood company scooped the award for its line of shellfish butters at the Global Seafood Expo in Brussels, the world’s largest seafood event. Each year, the Seafood Prix d’Elite names the best new retail and foodservice seafood products of the year and also recognises innovative seafood companies with special awards.
The award-winning product range ‘Something Fishy’ enhances fish dishes with a shellfish protein combined with Irish butter, seafood and seasoning to produce an ‘umami’ or savoury taste.
The product was developed and tested in Bord Iascaigh Mhara’s (BIM) Seafood Development Centre (SDC) in Clonakilty.
Colin Ross, Managing Director of iASC, which also earlier this year won the World Food Innovation Award, said: “Winning the Prix d’Elite is the equivalent of the Oscars for the seafood industry”.
“We are absolutely delighted to win and we’re extremely grateful to BIM’s Seafood Development Centre who pushed us to do the work to develop the range in the first place.”