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FV St Jude Tuna
St Jude Tuna Named Good Food Awards Finalist – Fish Category
Bellevue Washington: St Jude Tuna has been named a finalist in the prestigious 2017 Good Food Awards. The awards are designed to represent not just the best of America’s growing food movement, but the best of America.
“Being named finalist reconfirms all the hard work that goes into developing a sustainable canned tuna product – and the trust that our customers both in the Seattle area and around the nation place in us,” said Joe Malley, captain of FV St. Jude. “We are proud to be a part of greater Seattle’s vibrant food movement.”
The fishing vessel and its crew emphasize sustainability from deck to table. The St. Jude participates exclusively in the troll fishery for albacore, with highly targeted- minimal impact on the ocean’s food chain. None of the fish we catch is wasted. The family-owned company conducts regular testing to monitor mercury levels. The company, based in Bellevue, Washington, has being selling its tuna locally since 1998.
Representing 14 categories and 38 states, all finalists rose to the top in a blind tasting of the 2,059 entries from nearly every state and passed a rigorous vetting to confirm they met specific Good Food Awards standards around environmentally sound agriculture practices, good animal husbandry, sourcing transparency and responsible relationships throughout the supply chain. Other Washington State finalists in the fish category include Ekone Oyster Company and Deckhand Seafoods.
The Good Food Awards celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsible. Now in its seventh year, awards will be given to winners in 14 categories: beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, cider, coffee, confections, fish, honey, oils, pantry, pickles, preserves and spirits. The Good Food Awards Seal, found on winning products, assures consumers they have found something exceptionally delicious that also supports sustainability and social good. Good Food Award Winners will be announced Jan 20, 2017, in San Francisco.
The Good Food Awards, organized by the Good Food Foundation 501 (c) 3, are proudly supported by the Good Food Retailers Collaborative, the Presenting Sponsor for three years running. Composed of 21 of the country’s top independently owned retailers from Austin to Oakland to Salt Lake City, they are committed to supporting America’s great food producers in their own communities and across the country.
Read about St Jude Tuna – www.tunatuna.com
Read about the Good Food Awards – http://www.goodfoodawards.org/2017-finalists/