Netuno USA offers quick-serve shrimp meals in three flavors for retail, five for foodservice

By Jason Huffman, Undercurrent News

Netuno USA, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based seafood distributor and importer, has launched a group of 10 oz. shrimp meals that can be prepared in less than 10 minutes.  

The Saute’ ‘n Serve product line was crafted by American and European chefs and is “handmade in a state-of-the-art Vietnamese facility under the strictest food safety requirements”, the company said in a press release issued less than two weeks before the originally scheduled dates of the Boston seafood show.

Each meal each includes four ounces of Aquaculture Stewardship Council-certified shrimp, all natural ingredients, no preservatives and no genetically modified organisms, Netuno reports. The product is being offered in three varieties for retail, including etouffee, scampi and Thai coconut curry, though more flavors and protein options are in development and estimated to launch later this year.

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Bahamas cuts conch quota by half

By Amanda Longoria, NETUNO USA

NETUNO supports the Bahamas in their efforts to prevent overfishing of Queen Conch. While this will affect supply of NETUNO brand conch and conch batter, it is necessary to replenish stock, which failed to meet targets in some areas of the Bahamas, per recent studies.

The seafood industry should prepare for lower inventory levels and higher prices due to this announcement, but if the Bahamas succeeds in recovering this stock quickly, it should only last for the season. Ultimately this is for the good of the species and helps ensure availability of conch for future generations.

NETUNO agrees to contract for Venezuelan spiny lobster MSC Certification pre-assessment

By Amanda Longoria, NETUNO USA

Today NETUNO’s Andre Brugger finalized the contract for a third-party pre-assessment of the Venezuelan spiny lobster fishery.

“This is a huge step toward sustainability for this fishery,” comments Brugger, who is the Sustainability, Quality, & Compliance Manager. “Once the pre-assessment is completed, we will have a better understanding of the health of the fishery.”

NETUNO, along with other stakeholders and governing authorities, have made progress toward passing all major indicators. “The results of the pre-assessment will help us determine if we have done enough or if additional changes are needed,” says Brugger. Fisheries need 28 out of 28 passing indicators to achieve the MSC certification label.

NETUNO, others exit 2020 Seafood Expo in Boston amid coronavirus concerns

By Amanda Longoria, NETUNO USA

President Luciano Bonaldo’s formal statement: “After careful deliberation and monitoring of the situation, we’ve decided not to attend the Seafood Expo in Boston this year. We would like to avoid putting our team at unnecessary risk of exposure and hope that our partners, customers, and vendors understand our position.”

NETUNO invested heavily in marketing this year to help support their new line of value-added shrimp, Sauté ‘n Serve. The product launched last year for foodservice and a retail launch is expected later this year.

They planned to use their platform in Boston to allow customers to preview the retail packaging of their products and entered the “New Product Showcase” competition. As finalists for best product for foodservice, they were expected to present their Thai Coconut Curry to judges at the show.

“We are disappointed that we will not be there to show what a great product Sauté ‘n Serve is, for both foodservice and retail. We are actively looking for other ways to demonstrate this product to potential customers and hope to be able to showcase it at other food shows later this year,” says Sales & Marketing Director, Amanda Longoria.

Other companies have also made the decision to exit the show, as reported by SeafoodSource and Undercurrent News. Since the start of the outbreak, coronavirus has affected markets, travel, and business as usual.

NETUNO enters the frozen meals industry with award-winning line of sustainable gourmet shrimp creations

Sauté ‘n Serve offers ASC Certified sustainable shrimp in an all-natural handmade sauce that cooks from frozen in under 10 minutes.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (March 2, 2020) – NETUNO USA, the leading supplier of high-quality premium seafood items in the US market, launches an exclusive new brand of gourmet shrimp meals for the retail arena. Sauté ‘n Serve, crafted by American and European Chefs, is handmade in a state-of-the-art Vietnamese facility under the strictest food safety requirements.

President Luciano Bonaldo: “We wanted to offer consumers a gourmet assortment of global flavors made from a vast array of ingredients. It is a long-term move for our company, with restaurant quality once again at the heart of our product development, this time for the home chef.” It’s already grabbing the attention of industry leaders, winning the National Restaurant Association’s Food & Beverage Innovations (FABI) Award in 2019 and announced as a finalist for best new product in the 2020 Seafood Expo New Product Showcase earliest this month.

NETUNO developed these innovative products using only ASC certified sustainable shrimp and all-natural ingredients with no preservatives and no GMOs. Three unique flavors offer a sample of global tastes from Etouffee, Scampi, and Thai Coconut Curry. More flavors and protein options are in development and estimated to launch later this year.

With four ounces of shrimp in every 10 oz. meal and a cooking time of under 10 minutes, Sauté ‘n Serve is the perfect solution for those looking to prepare a quick and healthy meal at home. Just simmer sauce side down in any pan, flip the shrimp so it’s cooked through in that sauce, and serve with your choice of side. All flavors pair well with your choice of rice, pasta, or a baguette. For low-carb options, we recommend zucchini noodles, cauliflower rice, or assorted vegetables. Any home chef can put together a delicious gourmet shrimp meal in minutes!

Sauté ‘n Serve for foodservice is also available and offered in 5 different flavors, with the possibility to develop custom flavor solutions for any business.

Since 1993 NETUNO has devoted itself to producing the highest quality frozen seafood in the market, while maintaining a strong commitment to sourcing from sustainable fisheries and using commercially responsible practices by monitoring fish stock, reducing by-catch and minimizing waste and energy. When you buy NETUNO brand seafood, be assured that you are serving the highest quality seafood.