Gold Seal of Approval
You can’t always judge a book by it’s cover. Sometimes you need to dig a little deeper. As many of you know, I wouldn’t recommend something without first taking a good look into where it comes from, how it’s made and what it’s benefits are. I am continually amazed with how much I didn’t know! HA!
I’ve been buying these little individual Gold Seal Tuna packages for my kids lunches for the past year. I know the ingredients are good, but decided to dig a little deeper this morning (internet research) to see where the fish comes from. Well!
Gold Seal is a Canadain company (under the Canfisco Group) that has been in the fishing industry since 1906. Canfisco has been part of the Canadian Code of Conduct for Responsible Fishing since 1998. This code includes conservation principles aimed at ensuring responsible fishing practices in all Canadian (and Alaskan) waters. Alaska’s salmon fisheries are recognized world wide as among the most sustainable (and have received certification from Sustainable Fisheries – MSC). Canfisco Group’s fisheries are in the MSC certification process and are on their way to ensuring they meet the MSC sustainability standards.
Even more exciting (for me anyway) is that they belong to many sustainable fishing organizations such as the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) which was developed in recognition of the pressure on many fishery stocks around the world. As well, the Canfisco Group is committed to working with recognized international conservation organizations, including the David Suzuki Foundation and Ocean Wise (as well as many more) to ensure continual improvement on the impact of fishing our oceans.
So, in my opinion, Gold Seal Tuna individual cans are a GREAT lunch idea!
Canadian company, environmentally friendly, sustainable, healthy and easy. Does it get any better than that?!