May 17, 2024

 

Japan-based Nissui buys over local salmon processor

 

 

 

Japan-based seafood company Nissui has acquired salmon processor Musashino Foods Co., which is also based in the country.

 

Nissui said it sought to take over Musashino due to its "strengths in processed seafood products for raw consumption".

 

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Nissui said it would take all Musashino staff.

 

Musashino will be a production base for the group's processed marine foods such as sushi and sashimi, Nissui said.

 

"Taking advantage of this acquisition, Nissui will utilise its production capabilities to begin producing products for raw consumption, such as sushi ingredients, using Nissui's domestic and international farmed fish and wild fish," the company added. "As a first step, we will collaborate with a salmon farming business in Hirota Bay in the same prefecture and city to produce raw edible products from the fish caught after June of this year, with the aim of developing this into one of our main businesses in the future."

 

According to Nissui, Musashino is headquartered in the city of Rikuzentakata. The business employed 51 people as of March 31, 2023. It also has offices in Osaka and Hokkaido.

 

Tokyo-based Nissui produces and sells frozen prepared foods, shelf-stable foods and seafood.

 

- Just Food

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