Albertsons adds seafood traceability monitoring
Albertsons Companies, which operates more than 2,300 grocery stores in the United States, has selected Trace Register to trace its seafood products.
Trace Register’s TR+ Analytics with CMCA (continuous monitoring continuous auditing) will enable Albertsons Companies to meet sustainability specifications in the seafood supply chain on every shipment, according to Albertsons.
“Trace Register’s leading-edge monitoring and analytics will help track the movement of our products from the oceans or farm all the way to our U.S. distribution centers so we can verify that our requirements for sustainable, responsible sourcing are met,” said Anthony Snow, director of seafood for Albertsons Companies.
Along with FishWise, Albertsons Companies’ seafood sustainability consulting partner, the company will be able to continuously audit progress towards its sustainability commitments and monitor each shipment for compliance.
“These advanced reporting tools ensure that complete information is provided and verified in near real time,” Albertsons said in a statement.
Albertsons has an aggressive goal to ensure 100 percent of its top 20 fresh and private label frozen seafood products meet the company’s stringent Responsible Seafood Policy by 2022. By 2022, around 94 percent of products (by volume) sold in its service cases and freezers will be Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch green- or yellow-rated.
The grocery company has made similarly robust commitments for its sushi and private-label canned tuna.