Thai Union Launches UniQ™DHA product range

High-grade tuna oil refined at the Company’s cutting-edge plant in Rostock, Germany

BANGKOK – April 22, 2021 - Thai Union Ingredients (TUI) today launched its new UniQ™DHA tuna oil range, continuing the focus of parent company Thai Union Group PCL on Health Living, Healthy Oceans, and building on the success of the UniQ™BONE product launched in January.

The UniQ™DHA tuna oil range comes in two forms: the first is UniQ™DHA crude oil, which is produced from selected raw materials via a gentle extraction process, resulting in the purest and highest-quality crude oil in the market and with a very high refining yield that delivers a DHA content of 28% to 30%. The second, UniQ™DHA refined oil, takes the crude oil as its base and has similar DHA levels to those found in fresh fish.

For both products, the TUI unique manufacturing process uses less fish to produce the same amount of oil, uses fewer chemicals, consumes less energy, and produces less waste – all helping preserve the environment.

UniQ™DHA refined oil is produced in TUI’s cutting-edge facility in Rostock, Germany. The plant is equipped with the latest processing technology which meets the stringent standards needed to produce the highest-quality products, including those for infant products which require the best grade of Omega-3 oils.

The Rostock plant is the final point in TUI’s end-to-end supply chain for tuna oil and processes crude, white tuna oil from Thai Union plants in the Seychelles, Ghana and Thailand. This secure supply chain guarantees full traceability so customers can be confident of the source and production methods of their oil. The high-tech nature of the plant and the quality of its products allows TUI to explore other aspects of Omega-3 production, including contract and toll manufacturing. The Rostock refinery is a central part of TUI’s strategic plan to derive value from all the available co-products from tuna processing, providing healthy and nutritious ingredients to support the lifestyles of consumers of all ages, globally.

“Healthy Living, Healthy Oceans has been a core part of Thai Union’s business strategy since the beginning of 2020 and is a natural extension of our market-leading sustainability work,” said Thiraphong Chansiri, Thai Union’s CEO and President. “It is important to us to recognize that sustainability applies across every aspect of our business; from protecting the vital blue economy to supporting the healthy lifestyles of consumers around the world. This latest product range from Thai Union Ingredients epitomizes this strategy, making sure that we not only use every part of every fish, but that we also help people of all ages stay healthy and active while fueling the development of their children.”

Leonardus Coolen, the Managing Director of TUI, expects continued momentum in first half of 2021. “UniQ™DHA is the next step on our journey to ensure that TUI keeps delivering healthy, high-quality ingredients to our customers. Our Rostock plant is particularly exciting from a strategic perspective as it allows us to leverage of our supply chain in an even greater way. The state-of-the-art technology at the plant means that we will continue to explore even more product options for the future.”

The UniQ™DHA range is Halal and Kosher certified. It is available for sale worldwide.


Thai Union Group
Thai Union Group PCL is the world’s seafood leader, bringing high quality, healthy, tasty and innovative seafood products to customers across the world for more than 40 years.

Today, Thai Union is regarded as one of the world’s leading seafood producers and is one of the largest producers of shelf-stable tuna products with annual sales exceeding THB 132.4 billion (US$ 4.2 billion) and a global workforce of more than 44,000 people who are dedicated to pioneering sustainable, innovative seafood products.

The company’s global brand portfolio includes market-leading international brands such as Chicken of the Sea, John West, Petit Navire, Parmentier, Mareblu, King Oscar, and Rügen Fisch, Thai-leading brands SEALECT, Fisho, Qfresh, Monori, Bellotta and Marvo, and ingredient and supplement brands UniQ™BONE, UniQ™DHA and ZEAvita.

As a company committed to innovation and globally responsible behavior, Thai Union is proud to be a member of the United Nations Global Compact, and a founding member of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF). In 2015, Thai Union introduced its SeaChange® sustainability strategy. Find out more at Thai Union’s on-going work on sustainability issues was recognized when the company was listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the seventh consecutive year in 2020, and ranked number two in the world on the Food Products Industry Index. Thai Union was also named to the FTSE4Good Emerging Index for the fifth straight year in 2020.

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