Product Description & Reviews
A true symbol of Portuguese gastronomy, canned sardines are highly appreciated the World over and represent a market with great international potential. Cofaco was created in 1961, as the result of a merger of two large canneries in the Algarve - Centeno, Cumbrera & Ca. and Raul Folque & Filhos. Based in Vila Real de Santo António, they were, at the time, the largest Portuguese canning group. During the second half of the 20th century fishing started drying up along the Algarve coast, forcing fishermen to go further and further afield in search of the fish. To overcome this situation, the canning industry began to relocate, and in 1962 Cofaco settled in the Azores - an "oasis" in the Atlantic Ocean. Hence, a year later, a plant was officially inaugurated on the island of Pico, and production began at the first Cofaco factory in the Azores. It subsequently relocated to Ribeira Grande, where Cofaco inaugurated the industrial hub of Rabo de Peixe in 1994, and where it still concentrates a large part of its production. Currently, Cofaco is the largest industrial employer in the Azores archipelago, and has a significant bearing on the region's GDP.
Features & Highlights
- Sardines are perfect as a main dish, as a garnish, with sandwiches and with different kinds of salads;
- High in Omega-3;
- Without preservatives and artificial flavors.
|Manufacturer:||Cofaco Açores, Industria Conservas, S.A.|
|Publisher:||Cofaco Açores, Industria Conservas, S.A.|
|Studio:||Cofaco Açores, Industria Conservas, S.A.|
|Item Weight:||0.79 pounds|
|Package Weight:||0.79 pounds|
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