Thai Union and Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods have announced a partnership with The ISH Food Company. As a result, they “will invest in the sustainable seafood space and ensure alternative seafood protein options are available to new audiences at an affordable price point”. This announcement is part of the Thai Union’s global SeaChange® commitment. It includes measurable steps to foster sustainable solutions across their business.
certainly, Maarten Geraets, Thai Union Managing Director for Alternative Proteins, explained: “Our corporate venture business arm has been working closely with innovative alternative protein start-ups. As we increase our attention and investment in sustainable seafood alternatives. We are excited to expand our reach within the alternative protein space through this alliance with The ISH Food Company.”
On the other hand, Bernard David, ISH Founder and CEO relied for the incipient consumer demand for healthy, nutritious, and sustainable food sources: “Our plant-based seafood is crafted with environmental impact top of mind, delivering on taste, texture, nutrition, and planetary health. We’re grateful for this partnership with Thai Union and Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods. As we work together to help transform food and agriculture into a regenerative, nutritious, and healthy system.”
About Thai Union Group
Thai Union is one of the world’s leading seafood producers and is one of the largest producers of shelf-stable tuna products. It presents annual sales exceeding THB 126.3 billion (US$ 4.1 billion). Also, a global workforce of more than 44,000 people who are dedicated to pioneering sustainable, innovative seafood products.
Moreover, The company’s global brand portfolio includes market-leading international brands such as Chicken of the Sea, John West, Petit Navire, Parmentier, Mareblu, King Oscar, and Rügen Fisch. Besides, Thai-leading brands SEALECT, Fisho, Qfresh, Monori, Bellotta, and Marvo.
For two years in a row, its SeaChange® sustainability strategy earned a place on the Seafood Stewardship Index.
About Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods
Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods (COSFF) is a fully owned subsidiary of the Thai Union Group. It operates seafood brands including Chicken of the Sea, Xcellent, Asian Gold, Orion, and VanCamps, sold at retailers, clubs, wholesalers, broad-line foodservice operators, and national restaurant chains.
It was established in 2006 in partnership with Thai Union. The company went from zero to more than a billion dollars in sales within 15 years. COSFF is the first importer of shrimp and crab meat in North America and is also a market leader in multiple other seafood product categories.
About The ISH™ Food Company
The ISH Food Company is a certified B-Corp, plant-based food company founded in 2020. Shrimpish® and Shrimpish® Crumbles, their first products were launched in 2022 to be a seafood alternative.
Further, the company is building a robust pipeline including Salmonish™, Codish™, Crabish™, Lobsterish™, Scallopish™, and other portfolio complements. Currently is available for sale in the United States.