FoS Recertifies Jude Foods India for Sustainable Seafood Production

FoS Recertifies

Indian seafood processor renews commitment to environmentally responsible practices

Friend of the Sea, the number one global certification standard for products and services that respect and protect the marine environment, today announced that it has recertified Jude Foods India Pvt. Ltd. for sustainable practices. With this renewed certification, Jude Foods can display the Friend of the Sea eco-label on its products.

“When you see how broad Jude Foods’ product line, you can understand the level of commitment it takes to uphold sustainable practices,” said Paolo Bray, Director of Friend of the Sea. “Their achievement in this recertification is truly impressive.”

Jude Foods is one of India’s leading fresh fish processors. The company has been a trailblazer in the use of scientifically-proven techniques in hygienic fish processing. Jude Foods has also invested in employee training to support hygienic and environmentally sustainable practices. They operate a technologically advanced facility at Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, at the very southern tip of India.

Serving markets in Europe and the Middle East, Jude Foods processes an extensive array of fish, crustaceans and cephalopods. Their fish catalog comprises dozens of species, including catfish, kingfish, ladyfish, yellow fin tuna and many others. Jude Foods processes these fish into steaks and other portion servings. Crustaceans processed by the company include a range of crab and shrimp varieties. Their cephalopod lineup contains cuttle fish as well as multiple types of squid and octopus.

About Friend of the Sea

Friend of the Sea, a project of the World Sustainability Organization, awards sustainable practices in Fisheries, Aquaculture, Fishmeal and Omega 3 Fish Oil. The organization promotes pilot projects related to restaurants, sustainable shipping, whale and dolphin-watching, aquaria, ornamental fish, UV creams and others. It is the only sustainable fisheries certification program recognized and supervised globally by a National Accreditation Body.


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