Chicken of the Sea and Royal Thai Embassy Partner to Complete Donation to U.S. Hurricane Victims
Chicken of the Sea Completes its Second Wave of Food Donations Providing Nearly 400,000 Servings of Shelf-Stable Seafood
SAN DIEGO (Nov. 9, 2017) – Chicken of the Sea®, (COS), part of global seafood leader Thai Union Group, announced it has received confirmation of delivery of its most recent shipment of food aid in a joint effort with the Royal Thai Embassy and the Red Cross.
“The Chicken of the Sea team has worked hand-in-hand with multiple organizations in facilitating the transportation and distribution of the multiple tons of shelf-stable seafood in our EZ-Open cans and pouches, delivering important sources of protein and nutrition to people in the hurricane devastated cities and regions throughout the United States and Puerto Rico,” explained Valentin Ramirez, CEO of Chicken of the Sea International. “Providing assistance in times of need is an essential element of the heritage of the 104-year-old Chicken of the Sea brand and one we take very seriously.”
“Communities impacted by recent hurricanes continue to recover thanks to the generosity of donors like Chicken of the Sea. This group along with Thai Union has helped the Red Cross provide comfort and care,” said Linda Mathes, CEO of the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region. “We are extremely grateful for Chicken of the Sea's donation of more than 150,000 servings of shelf-stable seafood for Hurricane Harvey residents in the Houston area and more than 230,000 servings for people in Puerto Rico, facilitated through the Royal Thai Embassy. These coordinated efforts with such incredible partners have helped the Red Cross respond to these horrific disasters and help the people who have been affected by them."
In 2016, Chicken of the Sea launched Trace Your Can, the industry’s first comprehensive program allowing consumers to trace their seafood from ocean to plate. Users who enter the 10-digit code on the bottom of their can learn about their seafood’s species including current stock status; where it was caught, processed and canned; the specific fishing vessel and fishing method used; and other ways that Chicken of the Sea supports sustainability.
For more information on Chicken of the Sea’s sustainability efforts, visit https://chickenofthesea.com/company/sustainability.
To learn more about Thai Union’s commitment to its sustainably strategy program, SeaChange®, go to http://seachangesustainability.org/.
About Thai Union PCL
Thai Union Group PCL is the world’s seafood leader bringing high quality, healthy, tasty and innovative seafood products to customers across the world for almost 40 years.
Today, Thai Union is regarded as the world’s largest producer of shelf-stable tuna products with annual sales exceeding THB 125 billion (US$ 3.7 billion) and a global workforce of over 46,000 people who are dedicated to pioneering sustainable, innovative seafood products.
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 and Thai-leading brands SEALECT, Fisho, Bellotta and Marvo.
As a company committed to innovation and globally responsible behavior, Thai Union is proud to be a member of the United Nations Global Compact, and a founding member of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF). In 2015, Thai Union introduced its SeaChange® sustainability strategy. Thai Union’s on-going work on sustainability issues was recognized by its inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Emerging Markets (DJSI) in 2014. In 2017, Thai Union was named to the DJSI for the fourth consecutive year. Thai Union has also been included in the FTSE4Good Emerging Index.
About Chicken of the Sea
Founded in 1914, Chicken of the Sea (COS) is a leading provider of healthy, delicious and responsibly sourced seafood, offering not only a robust product line but the recipes and meal-planning insights needed to inspire seafood lovers to greater culinary creativity. The company provides tuna, salmon, clams, crab, oysters, shrimp, mackerel, kipper snacks and sardines in cans, cups and pouches as well as innovative new products consistent with seafood’s growing status as a healthy “new” protein choice in America.
Headquartered in San Diego, COS uses responsible fishing practices to source its seafood products from around the world, and packages them at a state-of-the-art processing facility in Lyons, Georgia, as well as at third-party facilities. The company is led by a team of industry veterans with more than 300 years of collective experience in the packaged seafood industry.
For information on Chicken of the Sea, including recipes, serving suggestions and nutritional and meal-planning insights as well as information on the latest new Chicken of the Sea products, go to www.chickenofthesea.com.