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See the latest about trū Shrimp or catch up on Industry News.

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Chitogen Partners with trū Chitosan for EU and Product Line Expansion

November 2022

Today Chitogen Inc., a medical hemostat manufacturer and trū® Chitosan, a division of The trū® Shrimp Companies, Inc., jointly announced the signing of a Letter of Intent for the supply of trū Chitosan for use in the market expansion of Chitogen’s patented and proprietary SoftSeal® interventional hemostat product line into the European Union and for continued development work and trials of trauma and surgical hemostats.

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trū Protein Achieves Pet Sustainability Coalition Accreditation

September 2022

The trū® Shrimp Companies Inc., producer of trū® Protein, a recently-released line of pet food and treat ingredients, has been recognized for its outstanding sustainability efforts as an Accredited Business by the Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC).

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trū Shrimp Introduces trū Chitosan for Medical, Pharmaceutical, and Cosmetic Applications

August 2022

The trū Chitosan products are produced in a United States FDA registered facility with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and conform to the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) specifications and its strict, prescribed testing methodologies.

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trū Shrimp Gears up for Growth with FDA Registration for Key Product

August 2022

SiouxFalls.Business details the advancement of trū Shrimp by becoming one of the first in the U.S. to be registered by the FDA to sell chitosan for medical applications.

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trū Protein Introduced to the Pet Food and Treat Markets

August 2022

The trū® Shrimp Companies, Inc. announced today that its trū® Protein branded line of pet food and treat ingredients is now available. trū Protein is a high protein, low fat pet food and treat ingredient with a one-word ingredient statement: shrimp.

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The trū Shrimp Companies, Inc. Postpones Initial Public Offering

February 2022

The trū Shrimp Companies, Inc. announced that it has postponed its previously announced initial public offering based on adverse market conditions and will continue to evaluate the timing for the proposed offering. 

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The trū Shrimp Companies, Inc. Announces Launch of Initial Public Offering

February 2022

The trū Shrimp Companies, Inc. announced the launch of its initial public offering of 1,500,000 units consisting of shares of its common stocks and warrants to purchase shares of its common stock pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 filed with the U.S. SEC. 

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The trū Shrimp Companies, Inc. Files Registration for Proposed Initial Public Offering

January 2022

The trū Shrimp Companies, Inc. ("trū Shrimp") announces its filing of a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of units consisting of shares of its common stocks and warrants to purchase shares of its common stock. 


trū Shrimp Announces New Appointment to Board of Directors

May 2021

The trū Shrimp Company, a Minnesota-based producer of shrimp and chitosan, has announced the addition of Sidney W. (Chip) Emery to its Board of Directors, effective May 7, 2021. Mr. Emery joins the Company’s existing five-member Board of Directors, representing the Company’s lead shareholders. 

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trū Shrimp and Gordon Food Service Partner to Provide Sustainable Shrimp

January 2021

The trū Shrimp Company, a leader in US shrimp aquaculture innovation, and Gordon Food Service, one of the country’s largest foodservice providers with distribution operations spanning North America, have signed a letter of intent to work with one another to provide safe, sustainable shrimp to customers across the United States.


trū Shrimp Receives the "Solar Impulse Efficient Solution" Label

December 2020 // Marshall Radio

The trū Shrimp Company was attributed the "Solar Impulse Efficient Solution" Label following an assessment performed by external independent experts and based on verified standards.


Unique Biomaterials Opportunity:  An Interview with Michael Ziebell

May 2020 // SmartTRACK

SmartTRAK discusses a new biomaterials opportunity for medical devices with Michael Ziebell, President and CEO of trū Shrimp.

Hand Hygiene

Important updates regarding COVID-19

March 2020

Stay informed on the practices trū Shrimp is putting into place to do their part in the COVID-19 outbreak.

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trū Shrimp featured on Twin Cities Live

January 2020 // Twin Cities Live

See how others are incorporating trū Shrimp into everyday recipes like this Moroccan Shrimp Chermoula.

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trū Shrimp and SDSU team up to research growing shrimp

December 2019 // KDLT

trū Shrimp is already perfecting the art of growing shrimp, and now they are working with SDSU to perfect the research behind the production.


As fundraising continues, trū Shrimp expands into Brookings

December 2019 // Kelo

In addition to the Madison location, one of the first research projects trū Shrimp will be working on in Brookings involves the shredded shells of the shrimp.


October 29, 2019 Podcast: It's Your Agri Business with Bill Zortman.

October 2019 // Kelo

Hear from Scott Lawrence, President/CEO of Lawrence & Schiller, and Brian Knochenmus, President/CEO of RALCO and Chairman of trū Shrimp, about the shrimp we can trust and an important event coming up on November 6th.


October 11, 2019 Podcast: It's Your Agri Business with Bill Zortman.

October 2019 // Kelo

Catch up on the latest news about trū Shrimp's plans in South Dakota, including details on how you can be involved in this opportunity and just why you will want to be involved.


Aquaculture pioneers see potential for growing industry in S.D.

October 2019 // SiouxFalls.Business

Consumer trends appear to be in aquaculture’s favor. With a world population projected to eat 20 percent more seafood by 2030 than it did in 2016, according to the U.N., the industry is positioning itself for expansion worldwide as well as in South Dakota.


trū Shrimp announces first customer for shrimp

September 2019 // Marshall Independent

The first official commercial customer for trū Shrimp product was announced on Tuesday.


Is US shrimp production set to scale new heights?

September 2019 // The Fish Site

An innovative new method of indoor shrimp production – which uses a novel method of stacking pools to increase yield – could have the potential to revolutionize the industry.


Locally-raised shrimp for sale

March 2019 // Marshall Independent

The Balaton Bay Reef shrimp facility has been up and running for about a year. But until now, the public hadn’t had a chance to try the locally-raised seafood - trū Shrimp’s Balaton location is now selling shrimp to public.

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trū Shrimp to build in Madison

January 2019 // Daily Leader Extra

The facility is expected to employ 60, produce 8 million pounds of shrimp annually, and have a $30 million impact on a five-county area.


trū Shrimp announces plan to build first of its kind shrimp facility in Madison, South Dakota

January 2019 // The trū Shrimp Company

The trū Shrimp Company, a pioneer in healthy, innovative and sustainable shrimp aquaculture, today announced that it is planning to build its first shrimp production facility, a Harbor, in Madison, South Dakota.

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Schwan's invests in large-scale shrimp operation

July 2018 // Star Tribune
Schwan's hopes to make a splash with first big prawn farm in landlocked fields. 


trū Shrimp completes shrimp lab renovation

January 2018 // The trū Shrimp Company
The trū® Shrimp Company, an affiliate of Ralco, announced today that it has completed a major renovation of its trū Shrimp Innovation Center and Laboratory. 

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