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As one of the pioneers in seafood canning business, Oceans Secret journey has not been a simple one. In the late 1980s, an increased demand of canned seafood in Northeast India caught the interest of local entrepreneurs in the Karnataka coastal belt. At that time, the only players in seafood canning business were companies based in Thailand and Myanmar. Seeing the potential domestic market, a few Indian businessmen decided to venture this space and start their own companies. One of these was Mohammed Ismail, founder and Managing director of Oceans Secret.
Seahath Canning Company was established in 1988. In its initial years, the company only manufactured canned tuna, sardines, and mackerels under the label Seahath’s. It was a tough road; 12 other companies that started alongside . Seahath was enjoying a significant chunk of the market share in Northeast India. In 2006, they rechristened the brand to Oceans Secret, introducing more products, acquiring new markets, and solidifying their position in the Indian market.
Today, Oceans Secret boasts an impressive catalogue of 43 products, and it’s not limited to canned seafood. It has a scrumptious line up of canned meats in delicious sauces, fruits, and coconut milk. The company is continuously exploring new products that would be great additions to pantries everywhere. In India particularly, Oceans Secret hopes to educate consumers on the health benefits of seafood, and introduce its canned tuna to even more households.
A Case For Steel:
When it comes to sustainable packaging, canned foods are a better option. Most companies use steel to make packaging cans. Not only is the manufacturing process energy efficient, but it is also environmentally friendly.
Steel is the most recycled material in the world. It enjoys a long lifecycle because it is a ‘permanent’ material that can be easily recycled after every use without any loss of quality.
Zero waste is produced during the recycling process because 100% of discarded steel packaging canbe recycled.
It can also be recovered easily from landfills and waste streams because it is magnetic.
Canning foods during years when produce is bountiful can help ease future food demands.
Steel cans are tamper-proof and sturdy which translates to less spoilage and wastage during transport and storage.
Healthy and mindful lifestyle:
Canned foods can be a cheap and healthy addition to the pantry. They are long-lasting and easy to store.
You can pop open a can of food and fix yourself a quick and tasty meal. Here are a few reasons why you should not overlook canned foods during your next supermarket haul:
Canning seals food completely, protecting it against heat, gases, liquids, thus eliminating all chances of contamination.
Canned foods like fish are steamed at a high temperature for hours. This eliminates all bacteria and microorganisms. It is largely free of preservatives and can last for a very long time.
Canned foods can also curb waste and spoilage because they are packaged in set quantities. This means you buy them in sizes suitable for your cooking needs.
We hope this blog addressed a few of the questions you may have had about canned foods. We have also compiled a list of FAQs by our customers about Oceans Secrets Canned seafood.
Need more excuses to eat seafood? Then you must read our blog Don’t Forget the Seafood while Setting