Overwaitea Food Group offers sustainable sushi

6/9/2011

The Overwaitea Food Group (OFG) is offering locally produced, sustainably sourced sushi products in its Lower Mainland stores.

More than 75 per cent of the seafood in OFG sushi products will meet SeaChoice’s science-based criteria for “Best Choice” (green) or “Some Concerns” (yellow) sustainable seafood rankings.

“We are proud of reaching another milestone in our long-term commitment to ocean health and sustainable fishing industry practices,” said OFG President Steve van der Leest. “We’re working hard with SeaChoice to help our local suppliers become more environmentally sustainable, which in turn contributes to sustainable and thriving local economies.”

OFG was the first Canadian retailer to partner with SeaChoice on a sustainable seafood initiative and over the past two years, it has distributed nearly 400,000 SeaChoice sustainable seafood guides. It has also discontinued several red-listed unsustainable seafood products and works with local suppliers to seek and identify sustainable seafood alternatives for customers.

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