RENTON, WA – The employees of both Fortune Fish & Gourmet Company and Orca Bay Seafoods Inc., in collaboration with the Seafood Nutrition Partnership, have embarked on a four month Omega-3 Challenge and Heart Healthy Pledge. The concept was developed when fellow National Fisheries Institute Board members Ryan Mackey, President & CEO of Orca Bay Seafoods, Inc., and Sean O’Scannlain, President & CEO, Fortune Fish & Gourmet Company decided to engage their employees in a wellness program to increase their omega-3 fatty acid intake via the USDA’s recommendation of eating seafood at least twice a week.
“It’s hard to imagine that we could work in an industry that is widely recognized for providing such healthy and nutritious products to consumers without doing our best to encourage our own healthy choices. In addition, everybody loves a good competition and who better to challenge than O’Scannlain and his crew,” Mackey explains the friendly competition between the two companies and the importance of wellness to employees.
The Omega-3 Challenge and Heart Healthy pledge kicked-off on May 1, 2015 when both companies had employees take Omega-3 index screening tests. On September 1, 2015, participating employees from both companies will be re-tested and the Seafood Nutrition Partnership will announce the winner from each company and which of the two companies had the higher average Omega-3 score. “We are excited to support Fortune Fish and Orca Bay as they take SNP’s Healthy Heart Pledge to the next level and add some friendly competition to help their respective workforce get heart healthy,” says Linda Cornish, Executive Director of Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP).
Sign up for SNP’s Heart Healthy Pledge http://www.seafoodnutrition.org/healthy-heart-pledge.html and receive a discounted rate on your own Omega3 screening kit!
About Fortune Fish & Gourmet
Fortune Fish & Gourmet is a Bensenville, Ill.-based seafood processor and distributor providing white-tablecloth restaurants, private clubs, elegant hotels and independent, gourmet retail stores with the finest quality fresh, live and frozen seafood and gourmet foods. Since 2001, Fortune Fish & Gourmet has brought innovation to seafood and gourmet food distribution, consistently raising the bar for integrity, quality, sustainability and service. To learn more about the company, visit www.fortunefishco.net or call 630.860.7100.
About Orca Bay Seafoods
Orca Bay Seafoods is a leading North American seafood processor and distributor since 1985. Based in Renton, WA, Orca Bay distributes retail and foodservice seafood products, including the Orca Bay brand club store, 10 oz., and now 5 oz. retail lines. Orca Bay portions and packs all products in their 25,000 square foot headquarters. The high efficiency plant combines the very latest technology with comprehensive food safety oversight in compliance with USFDA HACCP guidelines. For more information, www.orcabayseafoods.com or www.facebook.com/orcabayseafoodsinc.
About Seafood Nutrition Partnership
Seafood Nutrition Partnership is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to inspire a healthier America through partnerships that raise awareness about the essential nutritional benefits of eating seafood. Through its education efforts, the organization aims to help Americans gain the skills to select, order and prepare fish and shellfish, and to inspire a healthier America by promoting a nutrient-rich diet that includes seafood. SNP is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and the NCD Roundtable. For more information, visit SeafoodNutrition.org. For those interested in taking the Healthy Heart Pledge, please go to: http://www.seafoodnutrition.org/healthy-heart-pledge.html