PANOS brands, LLC (“PANOS”) has obtained Friend of the Sea certification for its Yankee Clipper® brand of anchovies (Engraulis anchoita) coming from Morocco, from certified purse seiners fishing in the FAO Area 34. Yankee Clipper® Anchovies from PANOS will now carry the Friend of the Sea seal of approval.
PANOS™ is a consumer packaged goods company which provides a unique and comprehensive portfolio of natural and specialty food and beverage brands throughout the U.S and Canada. The Yankee Clipper brand offers a wide range of canned seafood products including anchovies.
“We are committed to providing the best tasting seafood and sourcing those products from suppliers that support sustainably caught fishing methods” explains Steven Grossman – CEO of PANOS. “Friend of the Sea recognition provides further confirmation of our environmental policies and allows us to communicate to consumers our commitment to not only providing high quality products but also to work with other conservation-minded organizations”.
“PANOS’ Yankee Clipper® Anchovies certification is an important one in the U.S. and it confirms the growing importance of the Friend of the Sea certification throughout North America”, comments Paolo Bray, Director of Friend of the Sea.
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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 or IUCN Red-listed 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 anti-foulants, GMOs and growth hormones.
PANOS brands, LLC is headquartered in the U.S.A. in Saddle Brook, NJ. “P.A.N.O.S.” is an acronym that precisely defines the company’s mission to offer Premium, Authentic, Natural, Organic, and Specialty foods. The PANOS collection of brands speaks directly to sustained trends in categories such as natural and organic, ethnic, vegetarian and restricted-diet, and gourmet foods. The Yankee Clipper brand includes sardines, anchovies, crabmeat, smoked and whole boiled oysters, and clam juice.