Quality at Green Seafoods Ltd.
At Green Seafoods Ltd. excellent quality is an integral part of everything we do. We strive to produce and deliver the best quality possible. Processing procedures are developed under scrutiny, perfected and applied consistently to deliver high quality product to our customers.
Our processing plant (Federal Registration #0079) is governed by a dedicated HACCP and Quality Management Plan (QMP), as governed by the laws of Canada through the Fish Inspection Act & Fish Inspection Regulations. Regulatory compliance of the quality plan ensured by oversight of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
Further to the stringent legal requirements imposed by provincial and federal fish and food inspectors, Green Seafoods Ltd. also holds a number of international certifications and memberships on our various products.
The Plant Manager is ultimately responsible for food quality. The team also includes a Production Manager, Floor Supervisor and Quality Lead. Quality starts with inspection of sound fishing practices, offloading, transport and storage. Green Seafoods Ltd. is involved in these aspects and assures compliance prior to production through detailed raw material inspections. Quality points also include overall good manufacturing practices as well as plant and personnel hygiene, plant procedures and sound facilities.
Quality inspection staff document quality checks on incoming processing materials, raw product, online production and final product. All staff are trained in identifying and addressing issues which contravene the HACCP/QMP plan.
Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) is an international, third-party certification system that verifies environmentally and socially responsible processes. This comprehensive audit includes key elements of responsible aquaculture, including environmental responsibility, social responsibility, food safety, animal health and welfare, and traceability.
Canadian Organic certification is a nationally recognized, third party certification which ensures the very best tasting and nutritious food possible. This certification ensures the reduction of exposure to pesticides and GMOs; Our organic mussels are processed and certified to meet national organic standards; it is healthy for the ocean, environment and animals; and reduces our carbon footprint.
Sedex is a 3rd party audited membership based set of standards. It is a not for profit membership organization dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains.
The Ocean Wise symbol next to a seafood item is the Vancouver Aquarium’s assurance of an ocean-friendly seafood choice. With over 650 Ocean Wise partners across Canada, Ocean Wise makes it easy for consumers to make sustainable seafood choices that ensure the health of our oceans for generations to come.
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is the world’s leading certification and eco-labeling program for sustainable seafood. MSC works with scientists, fisheries, seafood producers and brands to promote sustainable fishing and safeguard seafood supplies for the future.