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Chicken Of The Sea Launches Digital Traceability Initiative

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Last updated on June 13th, 2024 at 05:01 pm

Chicken of the Sea has launched a digital traceability initiative allowing customers to trace the source, processing location and fishing method of their seafood as part of its commitment to seafood sustainability. The new interactive program currently covers all Chicken of the Sea shelf-stable tuna products.

“It is important for our customers to have an opportunity to know the story behind their fish—where it came from, how it was caught, where it was canned and how the process fits within our sustainability program,” said Jennifer Woofter, Chicken of the Sea’s director of sustainability. “Traceability is an essential step in the responsible sourcing and sustainability process, and we are excited to make this development available to our customers.”

Customers can enter the 10- to 15-digit number located on the bottom of their Chunk Light, Chunk Light Albacore and Solid White Albacore tuna in 3-oz., 5-oz., 7-oz. and 12-oz. cans to receive answers to seven specific questions:

1. What is My Seafood? Visitors are given an initial description of their tuna or other seafood species.

2. Where Was My Seafood Caught? These results include a world map showing the Food and Agriculture Organization Area where the tuna or other seafood was caught, and a link to a species-specific stock status report from the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation.

3. What Fishing Method Was Used? This section includes both the fishing method and vessel size.

4. What Fishing Vessel Caught My Seafood? This information includes fishing vessel name, nation of registry and fishing trip start and end dates.

5. How was my Seafood Processed? The processing method is subject to Chicken of the Sea’s strict compliance requirements and stringent Business Ethics and Labor Code of Conduct.

6. Where was my Seafood Canned? The can code indicates where the seafood was processed and canned, which may not necessarily be where it was caught.

7. How Does Chicken of the Sea Support Sustainability? This section details Chicken of the Sea’s commitment to sustainability as part of the SeaChange program.

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