Atlantic Natural Foods (ANF) has created a plant-based tuna alternative called Tuno, which is made with a range of plant-based ingredients.
Tuno has been created in collaboration with seafood industry experts to help address the growing crisis of global fish stocks being overfished and depleted, offering a more sustainable alternative which retains the same taste and texture of conventional canned tuna.
ANF began developing Tuno five years ago, and the range will initially be available in three varieties: Spring Water with Sea Salt, Lemon Pepper, and Spicy Sriracha, all of which will be packaged in 5-oz cans.
ANF chairman and founder Douglas Hines said: “We recognise that seafood is not an endless resource.
“If our planet’s resources are not guarded and supplemented with alternative proteins, our future generations will not enjoy simple lifestyle requirements as basic as protein.”
“We are proud of what we helped to accomplish in global fisheries as one of the first fleets to qualify for Marine Steward Council (MSC) certification, the highest standard recognized around the world, for on-board safety, sustainable practices and, most importantly, social responsibility—among our crews.
“This made the need to create alternative protein sources that could replace everyday foods like tuna our top priority.
“We leveraged real experience in seafood, including partners around the globe combining 100+ years’ experience in harvesting and production, to develop a plant-based innovation that meets the highest standards for product excellence, but also at a family-friendly value that most shoppers can afford.
“Plant-based protein alternatives are our future, and we’re committed to delivering healthful, sustainable foods to future generations.”
Tuno will be available from US retailers such as Amazon, Walmart, Safeway from December, with a suggested retail price of $1.49-$1.99.
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