Scoular announced May 22 that it has acquired Northwest Farm Food Cooperative’s frozen fish processing facility in Burlington.
The facility upcycles fish trimmings by processing them into frozen fish ingredients for pet food manufacturers. The acquisition complements Scoular’s new joint venture fishmeal processing facility in Warrenton, Oregon. Both facilities strengthen Scoular’s assets and capabilities to serve pet food customers with a sustainable supply of high-quality fish ingredients year-round.
“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, Scoular vice president for high nutritional value proteins.
For decades, Nebraska-based Scoular has provided upcycled fish trimmings through its broad portfolio of products. This latest acquisition enhances Scoular’s product offerings with a supply of high-quality salmon, tuna, sole, cod, hake, and other critical pet food 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. We are excited to continue to build on this reputation and for the opportunity to bring new products to the pet food industry,” said Justin Stadden, Scoular’s frozen ingredient commercial leader.