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Pontus Protein appoints Head of Product Development and signs a co-packing and distribution agreement


Food

January 1, 2022
By Maryam Farag


Industries

Photo: Pontus Protein Ltd.

Pontus Protein Ltd. announced Mark Arathoon as Head of Product Development, and the company has secured Blue Ocean Tea Company to advise on contract packing, production distribution and certifications.

Arathoon is a fourth-generation tea expert who has built relationships with global suppliers and developed ready-to-drink products for Numi Organic Tea, Starbucks, Revolution Tea, Justea Beverages, Wize and several other North American and International brands.

Pontus entered into an LOI with Arathoon’s company Blue Ocean in March 2021.

“I reached out to Pontus when I saw what a novel technology they had developed. When I tasted the product and saw the nutritional profile, I knew this was something I wanted to be part of. I am very pleased to be heading up Product Development and using my experience and networks to get the widest distribution for the product.” said Arathoon.

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Blue Ocean holds strategic food certifications, is Rainforest Alliance certified, and a Global Food Safety Initiative member. Blue Ocean will package sachets of Pontus Powder and produce added-value products to enable early access of Pontus into the market.

Pontus will enter into a contract manufacturing agreement once production starts.

“I am so pleased that Mark has joined us as Head of Product Development. Our work together since the LOI has been very productive. His experience in global product development and distribution and his excitement around Pontus makes Mark and Blue Ocean the best partners as we launch our first products.” said Connor Yuen, CEO, Pontus.