Francisco Rodriguez Tenório, was pioneer in the usage of tuna portions from the primest cut for canning. A man of vision and a successful industrialist that was responsable for the development of a timeless and superior quality preservation. In the late XIX century he established his business in Vila Real de António, in the south of Portugal, where the Portuguese canning industry took it's first steps. The secret behind the cleaning and cutting of the fish was then applied at the factory of São Francisco, founded in 1880 to produce it's original preserved products.
In 1960, the brand TENÓRIO set sail for the Azores, where it is still produced to this day at Cofaco factory, using only the finest tuna fillets. Close to the Azorean shoreline, is where Cofaco's fleet is dedicated to sustainable fishing using the certified fishing method of 'Pole & Line'. Part of Cofaco’s production is secured with the fresh Skypjack Tuna catched in this area. According to tradition, the fillets are then placed by hand inside cans or glass jars and preserved in olive oil, water or original sauces made from the finest ingredients.
The product must be stored at room temperature, protected from humidity, dirt and other agents that may alter the packaging.