Don’t miss North America’s largest seafood trade event!

Author: Seafood Source Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America is North America’s largest seafood trade exposition.  If you are a professional seafood buyer, you do not want to miss this event. Meet face to face with seafood suppliers The exposition features over 1,340 exhibiting companies from more than 50 countries. Exhibitors supply nearly every type of fish, seafood, and seafood-related product or service. Attend Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America to find the following: Fresh fish and seafood Frozen fish and seafood Value added seafood Processed and packaged fish and seafood Processing and packaging equipment Freight forwarders and [...]

2018-03-12T03:16:11+00:00 March 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

USDA: Americans Need to Eat More Seafood

Source: NFI Nutrition This week, the USDA Economic Research Service published an article about seafood that tells an all too familiar tale, “Americans’ Seafood Consumption Below Recommendations.” The article highlights seafood as a nutrient-dense source of protein, low in calories and saturated fat, and rich in key vitamins and nutrients including omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. The USDA’s 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that Americans eat a variety of protein food, including at least 2 servings of seafood per week, as part of a healthy eating pattern. Consumption data shows that most Americans are eating enough protein in [...]

2018-03-04T05:41:40+00:00 March 4th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Gorton’s rolls out new products, marketing for Lent

Author: Christine Blank Gorton’s, one of the largest frozen seafood manufacturers in the United States, is rolling out new products and marketing initiatives timed to spur sales during the important Lenten season.  The Gloucester, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based supplier’s recently launched national TV and digital campaign features fishermen and “authorities of the ocean,” such as Poseidon, who agree that Gorton’s is the trusted source for quality seafood. Chris Hussey, vice president of marketing for Gorton’s, spoke with SeafoodSource about the new product launches, as well as the company’s expectations for the Lent selling season. SeafoodSource: Which new products are Gorton’s launching this [...]

2018-02-25T04:03:23+00:00 February 25th, 2018|News|0 Comments

9 Handy Tips to Help You Become a Chopsticks Master

Author: Baiku Sushi Blog Attention, all Asian cuisine fans: Tuesday, February 6 is National Chopsticks Day! While some people may find it odd to use sticks to help us eat, these utensils have been around for centuries, long before the fork was invented. Perhaps you might feel intimidated when you see a pair of wooden or porcelain sticks at your favorite Japanese eatery and reach for the fork instead. Put that fork down! Chopsticks aren’t as tough to use as you might think. In fact, with a little bit of practice and by using the proper techniques, you can easily [...]

2018-02-18T02:35:33+00:00 February 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

7 Fun Facts You Might Not Know About Sushi

Author: Baiku Sushi Blog Nothing gets our mouths watering more than a delicious roll (or two!) of sushi. With fresh, delicate cuts of the finest seafood and vegetables rolled up within perfect balls of rice, sushi is surely a gift from the heavens. But where did it come from? How did the combination of rice and seafood ever come to be? And for goodness’ sake, what exactly is sashimi? We have all the answers to these questions and more! Check out these 7 fun facts about sushi (and a couple of cool Japanese dining pro-tips) below! Sushi Originated Outside of [...]

2018-02-11T06:01:44+00:00 February 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Red Lobster rolls out cost-conscious menu featuring snacks and small plates

Author: Christine Blank Red Lobster recently rolled out a line of small plates in an effort to attract diners interested in a lower-price point and in eating smaller meals and snacks. The international seafood restaurant chain also launched new entrées , many of which feature tilapia and shrimp. The small-plate trend has been steadily increasing for the past few years in the United States, as consumers seek smaller meals and more variety and flavors in their diets. As a result of greater competition, large full-service restaurant chains such as Red Lobster may feel they need to better compete with price [...]

2018-02-04T06:32:24+00:00 February 4th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Walmart jumps into meal-kit fray as Kroger expands its offerings

Author: Christine Blank recently began selling nearly 30 meal-kits – some containing seafood – joining a long list of retailers that have recently entered the sector. Walmart has been taking several steps to better compete with Amazon, which is developing its own meal-kit service. Walmart, Kroger, Whole Foods Market, and others are all looking to grab a piece of the increasingly lucrative meal-kit market, which reached an estimated USD 1.5 billion (EUR 1.3 billion) in sales over the past five years, according to Packaged Facts. Starting last week, Walmart began selling kits that include a Thai Crab Curry meal-kit [...]

2018-01-28T18:20:53+00:00 January 28th, 2018|News|0 Comments

‘Boston Antarctic Shrimp Intestine’ a hit for Chinese cannery

Author: Gao Fu Mao In an amusing case of mislabeling in China’s seafood market, a company in Dalian is selling “Boston Antarctic Shrimp Intestine” as a packaged snack offering. Dalian San Yu Stainless Steel Equipment Co., a cannery, is marketing the heat-treated snacks in supermarkets and convenience stores across northern China. The company also offers 160-gram cans of “South Pole Fish and Shrimp Luncheon Meat.” Chinese seafood firms have come to use the terms “Antarctic” and “South Pole” as marketing tools signifying purity. “Boston,” meanwhile, has similarly become a marketing tool in the crustacean sector, liberally applied to lobsters to [...]

2018-01-21T07:15:58+00:00 January 21st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Reader Profile: No Way, No How, No Fish!

Author: Cooking Light “I have a visceral reaction to seafood. Eww!” - Andrea Stillwell: Age: 45, postal clerk, Madison, Wis. HER CHALLENGE Andrea’s dislike for fish started at a young age. “I grew up near the ocean and saw what washes up. I didn’t want to eat anything out of there!” Add to that the fact that Andrea’s early culinary exposure to seafood consisted of tuna sandwiches, which she recalls as “stinky”; her mom’s tuna casserole (“the kind with wide egg noodles, peas, and breadcrumbs”); and an occasional salmon loaf. “I have every Cooking Light cookbook since 1996, but I [...]

2018-01-14T07:27:28+00:00 January 14th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Feast of the Seven Fishes serves up seafood variety

Author: Madelyn Kearns The Feast of the Seven Fishes, or “Esta dei Sette Pesci,” is said to have originated in the southern regions of Italy, near to Naples and Sicily. As such, the first celebrations of the feast within North America were hosted by Italian-Americans of Catholic faith, who carried the tradition with them when immigrating to the United States. Traditionally consumed on Christmas Eve, the “Feast of the Seven Fishes” arose as a way to fast in anticipation of the birth of Jesus Christ, usually observed on 25 December, or Christmas Day. The number seven is believed to be [...]

2018-01-09T21:47:29+00:00 December 31st, 2017|News|0 Comments