For Release: June 27, 2022. 9AM ET
Delaware (June 27, 2022) – The ISH Food Company announces today official B Corporation certification. ISH was established in 2020 to deliver Innovative, Sustainable, Healthy, and deliciously disruptive plant-based foods to every plate worldwide, starting with plant-based seafood. ISH is determined to lead change in communities globally to create a regenerative, nutritious food system. With this goal in mind, ISH was awarded B Corp certification, joining a select group of only ~5,000 for-profit companies globally.
The company’s passion for driving change in our food system begins with the founder’s story. Through a “this-changes-everything” heart attack in Penn Station, Bernard David, Founder and CEO, discovered the transformative benefits of plant-based foods and the realization that we all can have a positive impact on our food system.
“We have a big mission, and we can’t do it alone,” said David, “which makes our confirmation as a certified B Corporation even more important. We all need to work together to help transform food and agriculture into a regenerative, nutritious, and healthy system — it is foundational to our journey — and critical to feed 10 billion people on planet earth by 2050.”
B Corp certification is for businesses that demonstrate their efforts to create an inclusive, sustainable economy. The intense certification process looks at multiple factors, including supply chain practices, ingredients, employee benefits, and charitable giving. To obtain certification, companies must achieve high grades on performance, accountability, and transparency for these factors.
Consumer demand for healthy, nutritious, and sustainable food is accelerating as individuals increasingly make the connection between the food they eat and a rapidly changing climate. More than half of consumers are open to eating more plant-based foods¹, and predictions state the plant-based foods market could grow by more than 1,000% over the next 10 years, reaching $140 billion.²
Plant-based seafood at ISH is crafted with environmental impact top of mind, while delivering on taste and nutrition. The company’s goal is to offer flexitarians and mainstream consumers plant-based seafood alternatives that taste, look, and cook just like food from the sea.
The ISH Food Company proudly launched its flagship product Shrimpish®, a plant-based shrimp, in early 2022. ISH has a robust product portfolio in development including Salmonish™, Codish™, Crabish™, and Lobsterish™. ISH has also identified over 20 different seafood textures for future commercial development.
The ISH™ Food Company
The ISH Food Company is a certified B-Corp, plant-based food company founded in 2020. The Company’s mission is to deliver Innovative, Sustainable, Healthy, and deliciously disruptive plant-based foods to every plate worldwide. Shrimpish®, the first product, launched in 2022, and has the taste, the look, and cooks just like the seafood alternative. The company is building a robust pipeline including Salmonish™, Codish™, Crabish™, Lobsterish™, and other portfolio complements. Currently available for sale in the United States, ISH starts from a simple place: make good, eat good, do good for our bodies and the world we live in. Visit us at www.ishfood.com
¹Leiserowitz, A., Ballew, M., Rosenthal S., & Semaan, J. (2020). Climate change and the American diet. Yale University and Earth Day Network. New Haven, CT: Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
²Franck, Thomas. “Alternative meat to become $140 billion industry in a decade, Barclays predicts.” CNBC