BALATON (KMHL) – tru Shrimp has been granted a license to sell their first shrimp commercially. The license from the state of Minnesota allows tru Shrimp to process shrimp from an Agriculture Utilization Research Institute FDA registered food production pilot plant at Southwest Minnesota State University.

“This is a big day for tru Shrimp and a major milestone in our mission to provide consumers with all-natural, clean shrimp that are free of impurities,” said tru Shrimp President and CEO Michael Ziebell.

tru Shrimp also announced they have sold 500 pounds of their shrimp product to specialty seafood distributor The Fish Guys, located in St. Louis Park and who serves the upper Midwest.

“We can now begin to test market our shrimp to targeted markets and consumers. We know that if given the choice, consumers prefer tru Shrimp and we’re excited to start providing our product to food service operators and shrimp consumers,” Ziebell added.