Northeast Nutrition Inc., was established by Cooke Aquaculture Inc. in 2007 after the former Shur-Gain aquaculture feed mill plant was purchased from Nutreco — a transaction that was just as consistent with Cooke’s growth and vertical integration strategy then as it is today. At that time, Cooke was a $230 million dollar aquaculture company with 1,300 employees. Twelve years later, the New Brunswick based Cooke family of companies now has annual revenues of $2.4 billion and employs nearly 10,000 globally.
The Truro fish feed mill employs 53 people and produces salmon feed for Cooke Aquaculture’s operations in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Maine.
In 2016, Northeast Nutrition started to roll out a five-year, $20.3 million investment plan to support the growth of the aquaculture industry. Several equipment and technology upgrades have been made that will enhance product quality, which will in turn improve fish performance.
The Northeast Nutrition mill is CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) inspected and approved. It is also approved by the U.S. FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) for U.S. production. The mill has been HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) Certified since 2001. HACCP certification is an international standard defining the requirements for effective control of food safety and demonstrates to customers your commitment to producing or trading in safe food. The Truro feed manufacturing mill is also BAP (Best Aquaculture Practices) certified. BAP is the only seafood-specific third-party certification program that ensures every step in the aquaculture production chain is done responsibly from egg to plate.