Gathered Foods, makers of Good Catch® plant-based seafood products, announced the official opening of a new, dedicated production facility in Heath, Ohio. The 42,500 sq ft. facility was constructed specifically for high-tech production of Good Catch's innovative plant-based product offerings.
The new manufacturing facility features state-of-the-art processing equipment to produce best-in-industry plant-based food products. Since breaking ground on the site in 2018, Gathered Foods has created employment opportunities in the local Ohio market. The facility currently has 52 employees and is on track to expand to full capacity with up to 80 positions by the end of the year.
Good Catch's new frozen entrees and appetizers are the result of the rising consumer interest for quick and delicious plant-based meals. The line, which consists of New England Style Plant-Based Crab Cakes, Thai Style Plant-Based Fish Cakes, and Classic Style Plant-Based Fish Burgers, launched last month in retailers across the East Coast. The frozen entrees and appetizers are crafted from Good Catch's proprietary six-legume blend (peas, chickpeas, lentils, soy, fava beans and navy beans), which is high in protein and used as the base of Good Catch products to mimic the texture and flakiness of seafood.