The largest canning company in South America, part of the Calvo Group, highlights its social and environmental engagement by launching new line of Friend of the Sea certified frozen meals, which includes frozen pizza ( 2 varieties) and lasagna (3 varieties). Both products are prepared with skipjack tuna from the Brazilian pole and line fishery, approved as sustainable for the healthy state of the stock and low impact fishing method generating no discard and negligible bycatch. The company’s tuna cans had already been certified Friend of the Sea three years ago.
Gomes da Costa (GDC) is the largest canned tuna and sardine company in Brazil, with 41% market share, and the second biggest in Argentina. Its brand has been on the market for over 50 years and its most successful products are canned tuna and sardines. It is considered the largest catching and receipt unit in Latin America, producing over 1,2 million cans per day.
GDC products are sold in 28 different countries relying on a number of sales and marketing activities. Pizza and Lasagna are sold in all the major retail chains in Brazil. Gomes da Costa tuna, the major brand in Latin America is also widely sold in the continent with the Friend of the Sea ecolabel.
For more information please contact:
Mr. Luis Manglano (Corporate Marketing Manager –Gomes da Costa)
Friend of the Sea is an international non-profit certification scheme for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Certified products are fished from not overexploited nor IUCN Redlisted stocks and with selective methods which do not impact the seabed.