There is no doubt you've come into contact with some aspect of "Organic Food" during your last visit to your local market. In recent years, organic fruits, vegetables and other goods have become prominent on the shelves of supermarkets and in shopping carts. In fact, the organic food sector grew by 9.5 percent in 2011, reaching $31.5 billion in sales and representing 4.2 percent of all U.S. food sales.
While the USDA has not yet finalized the standard for organic seafood in the United States, in 1991, the EU established its first organic regulation, which was based on the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) formed in 1972. Moreover, the EU legally included seafood in their organic standards since 2007.
Although every European certification body may evaluate different criteria and the way in which the organic standards are administered, they all cover these fundamental principles of organic fish farming: (1) to maintain a healthy and sustainable aquatic ecosystem that protects the welfare of the farmed species, (2) the system must be free of inputs prohibited by the standard, such as herbicides or other agro-chemical pesticides and (3) must not be affected by or cause pollution to the environment.
Tropical has partnered with premium organic farms, Murphy's Irish Organic Salmon of Bantry Bay and Glenarm Organic Salmon from Northern Ireland, in order to have a year-round supply of organic salmon.
Murphy's Irish Seafood produces organic salmon, certified under the standards set b y Agriculture Biologique (AB) of France and EU Organic. In addition, Murphy's Irish Organic Salmon is raised according to organic guidelines set by the Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Associations (IOFGA).
Glenarm Organic Salmon is farmed according to standards set by the UK's leading certification body, The Organic Food Federation, which was established in 1986 and oversees all areas of organics. They raise their salmon giving, "priority to the health and welfare of the fish, to the long-term protection of the environment and to deliver an outstanding product to customers. We achieve this and more by ensuring strict adherence to the organic standards allowing us to work in harmony with nature whilst producing salmon that are as close to 'wild nature' as you will find!", said John Russell, Managing Director.
So, stop wondering about the significance of 'organic' and make your next purchasing decision simple. This chart will show you the basics of 'organic' standards at a glance so you can make an educated choice!
Call your customer service representative today to experience the true taste of organic seafood! (800) 277 3459
We are excited to introduce the newest addition to our product line, just in time for summer: Ireland's finest Rock Crab!
Shellfish Ireland, a family run company based on the Northwest tip of Europe on the rugged coast of Ireland, has access to some of the purest waters and freshest shellfish in the world. For the last 25 years, they have been fishing the waters of Bantry Bay, where they catch their award winning wild Rock Crab.
Shellfish Ireland has their own boats that fish out of the local harbor and land daily so they can process during the night and ship within 24 hours to ensure the freshest product possible. Available year-round, every crab is 100% traceable from catch to consumer.
Their fleet of "day boats" are registered with the Irish Fisheries Board and are certified by Global Trust as part of their sustainable fisheries management program. They are also certified by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) with the Grade-A standard, which is the highest available standard.
The crab is caught in traditional miniature Irish crab cages ("pots") and processed immediately, upon docking, at their proprietary state-of-the-art facility. Each crab is cooked in pure Irish waters, resulting in a sweet and tender, juicy meat - ideal for the North American market! The final product is free of hormones, antibiotics and other contaminants and is never treated with preservatives - it's guaranteed 100% natural.
This product is pasteurized and ready-to-eat (unless you want it frozen) and is available in the following packages:
- Crabmeat: 3.53 oz trays, 1Lb cups, 1Lb trays, 5 oz cups.
- Crab Claws: 2.8 oz trays,1Lb cups
Call your customer service representative today to place your first order and experience Ireland's premium crab! (800)-277-3459