| Source: Blue Star Foods Corp.
Will Supply Wild Caught Cod as Ingredient for its Gourmet Dog Food
Miami, FL, Jan. 31, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Blue Star Foods Corp., (“Blue Star,” the “Company,” “we,” “our” or “us”) (NASDAQ: BSFC), an integrated Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) sustainable seafood company with a focus on Recirculatory Aquaculture Systems (RAS), is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement with Just Food For Dogs. The initial contract for 2023 is expected to add an estimate of up to approximately $4 million annual revenue to Blue Star.
Blue Star entered into a supply agreement for 1,150 tons or 2,500,000 lbs. of wild caught cod (minced frozen of #1 quality human grade) per year with Just Food For Dogs with an auto renewal option provision. The cod fishery is certified by MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) and is managed in a responsible and sustainable manner in accordance with internationally recognized criteria.
John Keeler, Chairman and CEO of Blue Star Foods, commented, “We are thrilled to enter into this new relationship with Just Food For Dogs and expand into a new category for us, the pet/dog food industry. Our cod will be used as an ingredient used for their ala carte gourmet pet food.” Trond Ringstad, Board Member commented, “You’ve got to visit a Just Food For Dogs store, as they are very impressive with their layout and selection of high quality dog food.”
By mid-year 2020, U.S. pet food spending reached US$37.96 billion, according to BLS data, representing a US$9.06 billion increase from mid-year 2019.
About Just Food For Dogs
Founded by Shawn Buckley and based in Irvine, California, Just Food For Dogs launched in 2010 the first-ever kitchen for dogs, making fresh food out in the open for all to see. Just Food For Dogs is assembled by a team of veterinarians and specialists to develop healthy, nutritionally balanced meals. Ever since, Just Food For Dogs has made it its mission to improve the length and quality of life for as many pets as possible—through real food and nutrition—by way of the following core values:
Relentlessly Advocating for Pet Health
Being Completely Transparent
Basing Decisions on Scientific Evidence
Driving Change in Our Category
Honoring Pet Life Through Support of Rescue Efforts
For more information on Just Food For Dogs, please visit: https://www.justfoodfordogs.com.
About Blue Star Foods Corp. (NASDAQ: BSFC)
Blue Star Foods Corp. is an integrated Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) sustainable seafood company with a focus on Recirculatory Aquaculture Systems (RAS) that processes, packages and sells high-value seafood products. The Company believes it utilizes best-in-class technology, in both resource sustainability management and traceability, and ecological packaging. The Company also owns and operates the oldest continuously operating Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) full grow-out salmon farm in North America. The company is based in Miami, Florida, and its corporate website is: https://bluestarfoods.com
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