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New salmon processing company opens in the Philippines

Last updated on 08-Sep-2011 at 16:00 GMT2011-09-08T16:00:30Z

Alliance Tuna International Inc. has entered into a joint venture with New Zealand’s Prime Foods Ltd and has a new subsidiary in General Santos City to import and process salmon.

The salmon processing facility, located inside the Alliance Select Foods International tuna canning plant, has been named Big Glory Salmon and Seafood Co. Inc. (BGB) is the first salmon production facility in the Philippines.

Prime Foods NZ said in a statement: “This move will bring major benefits to New Zealand through increased salmon exports as well as being able to offer all markets a wider range of innovative, quality products.”

BGB will process and export salmon and smoked salmon products but is planning to expand its range further in the future to other smoked fish products, marinated salmon products and ready to eat ranges such a gravalax, soups, pates and sauces.

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