Sustainable choices that make a difference
PCC Taste | February 2013
Whether you love the flavor of seared scallops or adore a fillet of salmon on the grill, you'll find only the best sustainable seafood options at PCC. Greenpeace USA has ranked PCC #1 in the nation for sustainable seafood policies and initiatives — we received a higher rating than any other grocer. PCC also was the first retail partner in the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program, which rates seafood choices according to environmental sustainability. This means our seafood is safe for you and the oceans, in addition to having great flavor and nutrition.
Seafood is low in saturated fat, high in protein and full of nutrients; and we've taken extra care to make sure the kinds you'll find in our cases don't have unhealthy levels of mercury or other contaminants such as PCBs. Many fish varieties are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which may help protect against heart disease and stroke, lower cholesterol, boost brain function and even improve your mood.
And all of the fresh, canned, jarred and frozen seafood available in our stores comply with Seafood Watch guidelines. This means it's caught or harvested in environmentally friendly ways that avoid habitat destruction and wasteful "bycatch" — and that stocks are strong, not threatened by overfishing.