Week in review: Greenpeace in the news

By

Steven Hedlund

Published on
July 1, 2009

Check out this week’s most read stories on SeafoodSource:

1) Greenpeace on the offensive: Like it or not, Greenpeace is a newsmaker. And on Tuesday, the environmental activist organization made news yet again when it re-released — for the third time in the past year — a report ranking U.S. retailers according to their sustainable seafood purchasing policies. This time around, seven retailers — Wegmans, Ahold USA, Whole Foods, Target, Safeway, Harris Teeter and Wal-Mart — earned a passing grade, an improvement from the previous report published in December.

2) Rosenberg at the helm: Thai Union Frozen Products on Monday announced it combined the management of Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods and Empress International. Bryan Rosenberg, Chicken of the Sea president, will assume the role of Empress International president, following the recent retirement of Tim McLellan.

3) Heart-healthy krill: Norway’s Aker BioMarine on Monday released a study revealing that its Superba Krill Oil reduces more fat in the heart and liver than omega-3 from fish oil. Italian researchers found that Superba Krill Oil reduces fat content by 42 percent in the heart and 60 percent in the liver.

4) And the winners are: Two seafood suppliers were among the 11 companies Darden Restaurants presented with William B. Darden Distinguished Supplier Awards on Monday. Save On Seafood of St. Petersburg, Fla., was acknowledged for its innovative product development work with Bahama Breeze, while Thai Union Seafood was recognized for consistently providing Red Lobster with high-quality value-added shrimp products.

5) Langley on sustainability: On Monday, SeafoodSource contributing editor Lindsey Partos caught up with Jeremy Langley, specialist seafood buyer at Waitrose. Langley talked about the British retailer’s commitment to seafood sustainability, including its decision to stop selling certain species, including swordfish, dogfish and European lingcod and hake.

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