Corbion teams up with celebrity chef to promote algae fed salmom

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Sammy Monsour is working the Dutch microalgae producers.

At the Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts, on Monday, Corbion and Chef Monsour presented a short film documenting his recent journey to southern Chile to learn about sustainable aquaculture practices, the company wrote in a press release.

Cookbook author and television presenter Chef Monsour went to Chile to visit Ventisqueros’ salmon farm as well as Corbion customer BioMar’s fish feed operations to see how AlgaPrime DHA is used.

“I travelled 6,000 miles from my restaurant in Los Angeles to southern Chile to explore today’s most innovative solutions in aquaculture that are helping shape a more sustainable food system,” said Chef Sammy Monsour. “What I learned on my journey is that not all farmed salmon are created equal, the water has to be clean, the fish have to be healthy and what they eat really matters as it affects the quality and nutritional value of what arrives in my kitchen,” he added.

AlgaPrime DHA Chile from Katie Compton on Vimeo.

“With algae-fed salmon brands gaining distribution at U.S. retailers, we are excited to work with Chef Sammy Monsour to start a dialogue with consumers and chefs about the impact of sustainably produced salmon,” said Corbion Executive Vice President of Innovation Platforms Marc den Hartog. “Just as Sammy wanted to learn more, we believe his journey provides a better understanding of the role of feed ingredients, such as AlgaPrime DHA, in raising healthy salmon that in turn are better for our health and the health of our planet,” he added.