Featured Sponsor: Trans-Ocean Products
Founded in 1985, Trans-Ocean Products, Inc. is one of the country’s largest processors of surimi seafoods, which are sold under the Crab Classic, Simply Surimi, Jaiba Supremo, and Seafood Snackers brand names and also as private labels. Trans-Ocean’s processing plant in Bellingham, WA is the only certified, 100% gluten-free facility in the domestic surimi seafood industry. The vertically integrated company is a United States subsidiary of Maruha-Nichiro which owns three surimi block plants in Alaska as well as partial ownership of three floating processor ships in the North Pacific.
Why is it important for Trans-Ocean to support the Non-GMO Project and transparency in our food supply?
This support reflects our corporate mission of building trust with our employees and our customers. Especially in the seafood category, trust and transparency have been historically lacking. We believe in third-party certifications and verification and the Non-GMO Project follows suit along with our commitment to the Marine Stewardship Council (sustainability), American Heart Association (reduced sodium levels), 100% Gluten Free from the Gluten-Free Certification Program. Also, because Trans Ocean is based in Bellingham, WA, we believe in supporting our local Bellingham neighbor and the great work you are doing with instilling confidence and educating consumers on the food supply chain and GMOs.
What’s surprising or fun fact about Trans-Ocean products that consumers might want to know?
It’s not imitation crab! It’s a seafood product using Alaskan Pollock (surimi) as its main ingredient. Surimi Seafood has been a part of the Japanese diets for over 100 years!
- Simply Surimi Seafood Flake Style
- Simply Surimi Seafood Stick Style
- Simply Surimi Seafood Sticks