Jim Motos, Senior Vice President of the Consumer Brands Division of Rich Products Corporation, released the following statement on the untimely passing of Ray Jones, a 30-year veteran of Rich’s and longtime seafood industry leader.
In the most basic sense, a food has value-added when the ingredients have been changed to make it easier for the consumer. Blue Circle Foods value-added seafood features clean labels and products packaged so they're pre-portioned and ready to cook.
SeaPak has added a tropical twist to its coastal inspired seafood options with the introduction of Coconut Cod, a wild caught cod coated in a crispy coconut breading. SeaPak’s Coconut Cod delivers a nutty, slightly sweet coconut burst of flavor, coupled with the buttery, savory taste of wild caught Cod.
First sulfite- and additive-free Argentine red shrimp will sell under the Pier 33 Gourmet by Grand Krust label.
May 27, 2020
Camanchaca Inc., the US-based division of Chilean-seafood industry leader Camanchaca S.A., has debuted a first of its kind Wild Argentine Red Shrimp under Pier 33 Gourmet by Grand Krust label. Camanchaca will be sweeping the industry as it offers retailers, food service operators and consumers the only shrimp option that is free of both sulfates and additives, making it the most natural product on the market.
Seafood processing and production have been redirected to High Liner's Virginia and Nova Scotia plants.
April 20, 2020
High Liner Foods has temporarily suspended all production at its Portsmouth, New Hampshire, plant where it has confirmed positive COVID-19 cases. High Liner Foods is activating its COVID-19 response plan including deep cleaning, contact tracing and risk assessment. High Liner Foods will resume operations at its Portsmouth plant as soon as it is responsible to do so. In order to minimize impact to supply, the company has already started redirecting a portion of production from its Portsmouth plant to its Newport News, Virginia, and Lunenburg, Nova Scotia plants.
Heartland Catfish Company has completed part one of a two-part expansion that will bring additional freezing and processing capacity to the company’s Mississippi headquarters. The two-pronged expansion will bring up to 40 new jobs to the catfish processor.