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The trawlers used to fish tuna can be as long as 100 metres and are equipped with refrigerators to freeze the tuna as soon as it is caught and guarantee its maximum safety and hygiene
Our tuna comes from the equatorial waters between the two tropics.
About 77% of fished tuna comes from the Western Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean.
This is where Rio Mare tuna comes from.
Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus Albacares) owes its name to the distinctive strong yellow colour of its dorsal and ventral fins
Longtail Tuna (Thunnus Tonggol)
Skipjack Tuna (Euthynnus Pelamis) owes its name to the longitudinal stripes it has along its belly.
Processing Rio Mare tuna begins in buildings close to fishing sites.
The fish is defrosted, its head and tail are removed, and it is then cleaned thoroughly and divided into chunks to obtain large and well-cleaned loins that will be sent to the Cermenate plant in the province of Como for the canning phase.
Products that undergo highly artisanal processing, like the Rio Mare tuna loins, are canned right at the fishing site. They are already packaged when they reach Italy.
From the fishing sites, the tuna loins conclude their journey at the Cermenate plant (province of Como), which produces over 60% of Rio Mare products.
With a production capacity of 3 million cans a day, the Cermenate plant is the largest, most modern and most advanced of its kind in Europe.
The whole production process is completed within just 6 hours: defrosting, canning, sterilisation, packaging and warehouse storage.
To guarantee the food safety of our products, thousands of controls are also carried out both on raw materials and on the product.
For instance, 15 000 controls are carried out every year to detect the potential presence of histamine.
Rio Mare tuna has a completely traceable biography , from its origins through to its arrival on the shelves of major food retailers.
This guarantees maximum transparency and makes it possible to evaluate the quality of the work at any moment on the production chain.
The code on the can provides all of the information on the journey made by Rio Mare tuna.
Rio Mare tuna is nutritious and tasty and a valid alternative to fresh fish. In fact it guarantees the same nutritional value, is preservative-free and highly controlled.