Japanese Company Eyes P.E.I.


CHARLOTTETOWN — Representatives from Japan-based Kisco Foods have deemed P.E.I. the possible home of a processing plant, CBC News reports.  

Kisco has been purchasing frozen lobster bodies from Canada for 10 years to make soup broth, and now company rep Shinya Kuze was spotted scouting the Acadian Fisheries Co-op in Abram-Village with a Kisco chef. While the CBC reports the company is just looking for suppliers at the moment, there’s a chance it could move to set up a processing plant in Canada, potentially in P.E.I.

“We import the whole body from Canada to Japan. This is not efficient for making product, because Japan is very expensive,” Kuze told the CBC. “People don’st want to buy domestic products [due to the recent nuclear disaster]. Business is trying to find better product through foreign countries.”

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