Legal Sea Foods partners with CP Foods on premium shrimp products
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based Legal Sea Foods has entered into a partnership with Charoen Pokphand Foods to begin distribution of premium shrimp products in North America.
The partnership will have Bangkok, Thailand-based CP Foods supplying the shrimp for a number of fresh and frozen items, sourced at its aquaculture facilities. The two companies launched the products at Seafood Expo North America 2019 in Boston.
The new products will be distributed to all 37 Legal Sea Foods restaurant locations.
"Legal Sea Foods has a long history of serving premium seafood to its more than seven million restaurant customers annually, a success which is rooted in our fundamental belief in food safety and quality," Legal Sea Foods CEO Roger Berkowitz said in a release.
That focus on quality is what lead the company to select CP Foods, according to the release.
“All of our shrimp are raised in closed system, environment[ally]-friendly farms and are fed with feed utilizing fishmeal certified by the Global Standard for Responsible Supply (IFFO RS),” Sujint Thammasart, COO of CP Foods’ aquaculture business unit, said. “Our shrimp feed, seeds, farms and processing plants are recognized as best-in-class within the aquaculture industry, while Legal Sea Foods is the number one seafood brand in America. This makes for a very synergistic partnership.”