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  • Fish popcorn, frozen masala mackerel big draw at seafood fest

    September 27th, 2016adminAgriculture, Business & Economy, World Opinion


    Visakhapatnam :

    Innovative seafood products like fish popcorn, frozen masala mackerel, imitation crab stick, fish pakoda and Crab Claw Amritsari fetched top prizes for their manufacturers while a company from Maharashtra walked away with a string of awards at the products and stall awards of the three-day 20th edition of India International Seafood Show (IISS), which concluded here on Sunday.

    Maharashtra-based Gadra Marine Exports Private Limited got six awards, including both best retail product (frozen masala mackerel) and runner up for best retail product (imitation crab stick). The four other awards for the company were in the categories of best retail packaging (Crab Claw Amritsari), best innovative product (fish popcorn), best convenience product (frozen masala mackerel) and also the runner up for the best convenience product (frozen masala prawn).

    The AP Food Processing Society was awarded for the best Indian stall while the second best award went to Nilkamal Limited.

    In the category of Best Stall (Overseas), Ishida India Private Limited, based in Japan, got the first prize while Glory Company Limited, a Vietnamese company, was adjudged the runner up.

    In all, there were 14 prizes that were up for grabs at the IISS 2016, an international showpiece event in seafood sector, organised by the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA).

    Of these prizes, eight were in the category of product awards and six for stalls.

    Awards were presented by MPEDA chairman A Jayathilak in the presence of Seafood Exporters Association of India president V Padmanabham (SEAI).

    Overall, there were 300 stalls, including 71 from abroad, spread over 7,000 square metre. The total number of exhibitors was 144 drawn from 117 Indian and 27 foreign companies.

    source: / The New Indian Express / Home> States> Andhra Pradesh / by Express News Service / September 26th, 2016

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