Bristol Seafood to begin offering Maine-processed IQF groundfish
In response to growing customer demand for groundfish processed and frozen in the United States, Bristol Seafood will begin offering individually quick-frozen haddock and cod fillets, loins, and portions processed at its headquarters in Portland, Maine, U.S.A.
The company’s new product line began shipping in April and features cod and haddock harvested in the North Atlantic that is hand-trimmed and flash-frozen, according to the company. The product line is available in the US, as well as for export to select areas.
"Our distribution partners have been asking for frozen cod and haddock fillets, loins and portions that are cut and frozen in the United States with no added water or chemical additives, and we are pleased to answer the call,” Bristol Seafood Vice President of Sales Dana Bartholomew said. “Our customers count on us for trusted, quality, storied products and our new American-processed cod and haddock meets their needs as well as our uncompromising Maine standards.”
Bristol specializes in the sale of select species including scallops, haddock from Norway and Iceland, cod from Norway, and wild Maine mussels. In 2017, its scallops received Fair Trade certification, becoming the first U.S. domestic product to receive that designation. The company is also certified to the Marine Stewardship Council's chain of custody standard and operates an SQF-certified processing plant.
The company debuted a new retail line, MY FISH DISH, at the 2019 Seafood Expo North America in March, and in April 2018, it announced it would invest nearly USD 5 million (EUR 4.04 million) to enhance its facilities.
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