Gathered Foods opens new production plant

Gathered Foods opens new production plant

NEW YORK — Gathered Foods, maker of Good Catch plant-based seafood products, opened a new production facility in Heath, Ohio.

The 42,500-square-foot facility was constructed specifically for high-tech production of Good Catch’s plant-based offerings, made from a proprietary blend of peas, chickpeas, lentils, soy, fava beans and navy beans, the company said. It will house up to 80 positions by the end of the year when it expands to full capacity.

“We are incredibly proud to establish a strong manufacturing footprint in the US as we grow our product portfolio,” said Christine Mei, chief executive officer of Gathered Foods. “With Good Catch’s rapid expansion and the launch of our new line of frozen plant-based entrees and appetizers, having our own production facility enables us to optimize productivity and efficiency.”

Good Catch’s new line of frozen entrees and appetizers features New England style plant-based crab cakes, Thai style plant-based fish cakes and classic style plant-based fish burgers.

The new facility builds on a $36.8 million Series B financing round that closed in January. The company also recently expanded its distribution footprint on an international scale with its Tesco launch in the UK and announced a joint distribution venture with Bumble Bee Foods.