Caviar supplier becomes first to gain sustainable accreditation
Carelian Caviar has become the first caviar supplier to gain Sustainable Restaurant Association’s Food Made Good Supplier approval the company announced this week at Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, taking place in Brussels, Belgium from 26 April through 28 April.
To gain the SRA-approved supplier badge, suppliers are judged on 14 focus areas and are tasked with providing evidence within three main categories that pertain to sustainability, including sourcing, environment and society.
“This approval logo, recognized industry-wise, should put all our members at ease knowing they will only be recommended with the very best suppliers already vetted and rated by our in-house experts,” said Agatha Ioannou, supplier manager at SRA.
Carelian Caviar is the first Nordic producer of what is called ‘black gold.’ The company’s caviar is harvested from Siberian sturgeons that have been farmed sustainably in the Finnish lake district. The caviar is made by hand using sturgeon eggs and salt and adheres to strict animal welfare regulations. The caviar also does not contain any preservatives.