The Manischewitz Company has successfully undergone Friend of the Sea audit of its sustainable fish suppliers and chain of custody verification. Manischewitz anchovies, sardines and mackerel products can now carry the international sustainability seal of approval.
The status of the stocks of anchovies (Engraulis encrasicolus) sardines (Sardinas pilchardus) and mackerel (Scomber scombrus) from which Manischewitz is sourcing are verified periodically by the Agriculture and Fishery Ministry and are found to be not overexploited (FAO AREA 34). Purse seine fishing does not impact the seabed and it is very selective.
Fishing gears comply with local regulations, both for net and mesh size and the fishing activity respects Marine Protected Areas.
Manischewitz is America’s largest manufacturer of processed kosher food products including baked goods, pastas, soups, a wide range of canned and jarred products like gefilte fish, grape juice and borscht. The B. Manischewitz Company, LLC traces its beginnings back to the spring of 1888, when Rabbi Dov Behr Manischewitz opened a small Matzo bakery in Cincinnati, Ohio.
“Friend of the sea certification represents an important added value for our products” explains David Rossi, The Manischewitz Vice President of Marketing “and we’re proud to have obtained this important acknowledgment”.
For more information, please contact:
Vice President of Marketing – David Rossi
Friend of the Sea
Friend of the Sea is an international non-profit certification scheme for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Certified products are fished from not overexploited nor IUCN Redlisted stocks and with selective methods which do not impact the seabed. Those originate from aquaculture are reared with respect of critical habitat, with no use of antifoulants, GMOS and growth hormones.
Manischewitz is the nation’s largest manufacturer of processed kosher food products including baked goods, pastas, soups, a wide range of canned and jarred products like gefilte fish, grape juice and borscht.
Under the Manischewitz, Horowitz Margareten, Goodman’s and Season names, the Company sells its products to specialty food distributors in the United States, Canada and throughout the world.