Atlantic Natural Foods (ANF) has developed a plant-based tuna alternative, made as a result of declining fish stocks, and is a more sustainable option.
ANF began creating Tuno five years ago, and it is expected to be available in the UK in January 2019. The three flavours that are being made include spring water with sea salt, lemon pepper, and spicy sriracha.
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.”
Hines added: “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.”