Open Blue will introduce a new range of premium frozen Cobia products for both foodservice and retail applications at this year’s Seafood Expo Global (Hall 11, 2701.) Processed at source at Open Blue’s BRC certified production facility in Panama City, this natural, ‘ocean to table’ range includes Cobia Fillets, Loins and IVP fixed weight Cobia portions at 100g and 130g. Open Blue’s sashimi grade fillet has been selected as a finalist in the Seafood Excellence awards at SEG 2018 for food service.
To meet the growing interest for fixed weight and customized portions, Open Blue expanded its production facility with a multi-million dollar investment, enabling at-source portioning and inline freezing.’ Natural and unglazed, the products are individually quick frozen and vacuumed packed retaining like-fresh colour, texture and taste.
“For our foodservice customers, we know that inventory management, labor efficiency and controlling wastage is an important part of the overall product offer. Our new fresh frozen products lock in the fresh-caught quality that people love. We believe by investing in our total cold storage chain, including deep-freezing at -35°C we help our customers save time, improve inventory control and increase efficiencies.” says Bernie Leger, VP Sales and Marketing, Open Blue.
There will be an exclusive launch reception at The Bistronomy at Living Tomorrow, Brussels on Tuesday April 24th with live cooking demonstrations from 5 leading European chefs.