Nestled in a valley surrounded by the cools hills of St. Thomas, is the small community of Seaforth where Canco Limited is located. They are producers of the Linstead Market Jamaica brand, formerly Country Choice. Most of our staff and suppliers of fruits and vegetables are from the surrounding areas and are familiar with the nearby farmlands. Fortunately this gives company access to the “Pick of the crop” for its products which it prepares and processes in the most traditional Jamaican way… ‘Naturally!’
Canco, which has experienced steady growth over the years, has made and continue to make significant improvements to the infrastructure of the factory to facilitate product diversification and to meet international and environmental standards. As of March 2007, the factory was certified under the requirements of the management system standards, ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental Management System). All that was done in preparation for planned expansion of business into new markets.
Canco has been a producer of quality canned and bottled products for over twenty years (1986). Their business image has been built on the company’s core values of quality, reliability and integrity. There is no wonder it is being recognised as one of the leading Ackee* producers in the world, and has since strengthened its position by implementing a working food safety system HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point).
From inception, the company has been committed to social development in its host community. Thus, it has for many years supported the schools in Seaforth and participated in several community events and out-reach programs.
Since 1992, Canco has marketed its premier products under the Country Choice brand, mainly to the United States of America, United Kingdom and Canada. Recently, it has about re-branded its products, and subsequently launched its new brand name, Linstead Market Jamaica!
As you may be aware, the cuisine of the Caribbean, especially Jamaica’s, is renowned as one of the most exotic, exciting and innovative in the world. Linstead Market Jamaica is continuing this tradition by providing the following products:
Five Traditional Jamaican Soups
- Red Pea Soup with Meat
- Red Pea Soup
- Gungo Pea Soup with Meat
- Gungo Pea Soup
- Pepperpot Soup
Two Tasty Peas in Seasoned Coconut Milk
- Red Peas in Seasoned Coconut Milk
- Gungo Peas in Seasoned Coconut Milk
Five Gourmet Jams
- Pineapple Coconut
- Guava Pineapple
- Banana Grapefruit
At the factory, their goal is to produce wholesome products that are easy to prepare. And so, they are inviting you to awaken your taste buds with exciting products. Each day, more products are being developed just for you, so, who don’t you ‘Let Linstead Market Jamaica ‘Bring out the Chef in You!”
*Ackee [ah-KEE]. A bright red tropical fruit that, when ripe, bursts open to reveal three large black seeds attached individually to a soft, creamy yellow flesh. It is used in Jamaica’s national dish, “Ackee & Saltfish (dried salted Codfish).
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