What Organic Seafood Means at Big Y
The regulatory body for meat and seafood in the United States, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), has not established standards for certifying seafood as organic. Though, other countries such as Canada and Scotland have.
To meet customer demand for organic options, we have partnered with our distributor, North Coast Seafoods, to bring you the best tasting organic options available from sea to plate.
Fresh Organic Farm Raised Salmon
Our Fresh Organic Farm Raised Salmon comes from Organic Sea Harvest located in the open waters north east of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Their salmon is certified organic by the charitable organization UK Soil Association. Meeting the UK Soil Association’s regulations for organic production and labeling requires producers like Organic Sea Harvest to meet higher standards than currently in place by standard UK organic regulations.
Prince Edward Island Farm Raised Organic Mussels
Certified by Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd., our Farm Raised Organic Mussels come from P.E.I. Mussels Farms Inc. in Morell, Prince Edward Island and are verified to meet Canada Organic Regime regulations for organic production.