Stolt Sea Farm’s fresh turbot has received a Superior Taste Award from the International Taste Institute, which rated the product as exceptional in all five judging categories.
The three-star award is the highest possible rating within this certification and Stolt Sea Farm is honoured to be the first flatfish producer to receive it.
Stolt Sea Farm’s fresh turbot, which is sold under the consumer brand Prodemar™, was judged by the International Taste Institute’s jury of some 200 top chefs and sommeliers from around the world. The strict judging process involves a blind tasting conducted in complete silence during which the product is evaluated in terms of first impression, vision, smell, taste and texture.
Only products that receive scores above 90% in all five judging categories are granted the three-star exceptional rating. Stolt Sea Farm’s turbot received an overall score of 91.4%.
Jordi Trias, President, Stolt Sea Farm, said: “We are absolutely delighted with this international and independent evaluation of our Prodemar™ turbot. I want to thank the Institute for their time and consideration of our product.
“Everyone at Stolt Sea Farm works hard every day to achieve our mission of ensuring our customers and future generations continue to enjoy wonderful, tasty, sustainable seafood, and this award is confirmation that we are doing just that. But we do not see this award as a sign we have completed our mission; rather it is motivation to keep striving to make all our products even tastier in the future.”
The Prodemar™ brand is internationally recognised for its high quality, sustainably produced turbot and sole. The Superior Taste Award is the latest addition to Stolt Sea Farm's list of taste, quality and environmental certifications, which also includes ISO 9001 for quality management and ISO 14001 for environmental management, and GLOBALG.A.P. and International Featured Standards accreditations for food production.
The International Taste Institute was founded in 2005 to help consumer food and drink companies improve the quality of their products. It describes its Superior Taste Award as being widely recognised in the food and beverage industry as the most prestigious taste certification worldwide.