Scottish salmon on excellence shortlist

TWICE Smoked Scottish Salmon produced by Associated Seafoods Ltd (ASL) has been shortlisted for a Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Award.

ASL was one of only four businesses shortlisted for an award in the Own Label Product of the Year category, out of a record number of 272 entries across all 22 categories. The product was developed by the company’s master smokers for Marks & Spencer.

Neil Greig, commercial director at ASL, said: ‘M&S Twice Smoked Scottish Salmon has been very well received by consumers since its launch and has a lovely flavour with a delicious hint of smokiness.

‘We are thrilled that the quality of this product has been recognised by the judges at the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards.’

Other seafood companies on the Excellence Award shortlists include Gigha Halibut, Loch Fyne Oysters and Luss Smokehouse, in the Fish and Seafood category.

And Loch Duart and the Scottish Salmon Company have both been shortlisted for the food service award, as has Salar Smokehouse.

Meanwhile, Farne Salmon & Trout, the Borders based processor, is up for an environmental sustainability prize.

The winners will be announced on Thursday, May 18, at the awards ceremony and dinner held in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC).

Picture: ASL’s Neil Greig, Henry Angus and Victor West

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