BURLINGTON, WASH. — On May 22, Scoular announced it had acquired a frozen fish processing facility from Northwest Farm Food Cooperative. The facility, located in Burlington, will support Scoular’s pet nutrition business.

The facility upcycles fish trimmings, processing them into frozen fish ingredients for pet food and treat processors. According to Scoular, the newly acquired facility complements its joint venture with Da Yang Seafood and Bornstein Seafoods, in which the companies constructed a new fishmeal processing facility in Oregon. Both facilities allow Scoular to provide pet food manufacturers with high-quality fish ingredients that are also sustainable, according to the company.

“We’re excited to welcome the Burlington employees to the Scoular team and look forward to serving existing and new pet food customers as we grow this business,” said Chad Gauger, vice president for high nutritional value proteins.

The facility acquisition is expected to enhance Scoular’s product offerings to include ingredients from salmon, tuna, sole, cod and hake, among other marine-based ingredients.

“Scoular has been working directly with Northwest Farm Food for many years, and they are a well-respected producer of frozen fish ingredients for pet food,” said Justin Stadden, frozen ingredient commercial leader at Scoular. “We are excited to continue to build on this reputation and for the opportunity to bring new products to the pet food industry.”

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