Tassal Wins Eight Tasmanian Fine Food Award Medals
Salmon company Tassal has won eight medals – five gold, two silver and one bronze – at the Wrest Point Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards.

The awards follow the opening 18 months ago of an innovation centre at Margate to develop and test new products for the growing global salmon market.

Tassal’s Research and Development Manager Kevin Horgan said he was obviously very pleased to see Tassal’s new and existing product range recognised in this way.

“Our relatively new innovation centre provides us with the opportunity to work alongside our customers during the product development stages to ensure we are going to deliver exactly what they want,” he said.

“New product development takes time. So it is very pleasing to see some of our early work rewarded.”

The company won gold medals for its Super Premium Smoked Salmon Fillet, 100g Cold Smoked Salmon, Creole Hot Smoked Salmon, Asian Style Sweet Chilli Can and Spicy Party Sticks (to be called Salmon Antipasto Sticks when full production commences in late September).

Silver medals were awarded to Tassal’s Salmon Cabana (to be called Salmon Cabanossi) and its Salmon Luncheon Slices with Green Peppercorn (to be called Salmon Rosewurst). Full production on both items will commence in September this year.

The bronze medal was presented to Tassal for its Tangy Lemon & Cracked Pepper Can.

Mr Horgan said the $300,000 centre at Margate featured a commercial kitchen, meeting and dining space, a pilot factory to test production methods and office space.