While leading quick-service restaurant chains battle over who has the best fried chicken sandwich, Red Lobster is taking a different tack.
The full-service seafood chain, which features Thai Union as one of its primary investors, introduced its Crispy Cod Sandwich during the Lenten season.
“This fried cod is so huge, it hangs off the bun,” Red Lobster said in a press release.
The sandwich, which it has nicknamed the Codzilla,… Read More
The unprecedented disruption of seafood sales caused by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic a year ago is catching up to year-on-year sales figures.
While fresh seafood sales soared in March thanks to the early Easter holiday, frozen and shelf-stable sales dropped, compared to the huge pandemic stock-up buying spike of 2020, according to data provided to SeafoodSource.
Fresh seafood sales climbed 13.3 percent to USD 548 million (EUR 459 million),… Read More
The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) is cancelling the rescheduled Symphony of Seafood events planned for this spring due to “ongoing health and safety concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the organization said in a press release.
Preparation efforts for the next installment of the event are planned to resume later this year, with the call for product to be released in August 2021.
“Before making the… Read More
The Kingfish Company has scored a nationwide distribution deal with Whole Foods Market in the United States.
The Kats, the Netherlands-based supplier said its value-added product will be available in Whole Foods stores across the United States starting in mid-April.
The company’s yellowtail kingfish is the first ready-to-eat raw fish product introduced by Whole Foods. The fish, certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council and the… Read More
New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based Northern Pelagic Group (NorPel) has paid a USD 220,000 (EUR 185,000) fine as part of a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The EPA claimed in a press release NorPel, which maintains a significant amount of ammonia at its New Bedford facility, failed to file a risk management plan with the agency.
EPA also alleged the company had not adequately designed, operated, or maintained… Read More
Riding a wave of growth in the plant-based food and seafood analog market, Gathered Foods’ Good Catch brand has secured USD 26.35 million (EUR 22 million) in its most recent funding round. Major investors include fish feed and agricultural goods giant Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), Unovis Asset Management, and Big Idea Ventures.
"We are excited to have this important investment by LDC, a well-respected leader in the agricultural, food… Read More
Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market has launched its Sourced for Good program, an exclusive third-party certification program to support responsible sourcing of foods, including seafood.
The certification program includes making tangible improvements in farmworkers’ lives, strengthening worker communities where products are sourced, and promoting environmental stewardship where crops are grown, the retailer said in a press… Read More