Our Standard

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Federally-Inspected Facility

American Fish & Seafood was the first company in Minnesota to initiate participation in NOAA’s voluntary federal seafood inspection program. Our desire to go the extra mile in quality, cleanliness and freshness comes from strict-adherence to rigid guidelines in product processing, with independent oversight confirming this standard. Our customers can rely on product purchased from American Fish & Seafood to meet the exceptional quality standard expected from professionals in the industry.

  • USDC Certified Sanitarily Approved Establishment – Type 1 Facility
  • USDC Seafood Inspection Program Contract #100-000- 548
  • USDC Certificate of Partnership with NOAA since 1990
  • Minnesota License #20000416 and Permit #111
  • Seafood HACCP Program created in partnership with US FDA and meets or exceeds mandates
  • FDA Registered; COOL & Bio-Terrorism Compliant
  • Annual third-party inspections
  • USDC Certified Sanitarily Approved Establishment – Type 1 Facility
  • USDC Seafood Inspection Program Contract #100-000- 548
  • USDC Certificate of Partnership with NOAA since 1990
  • Minnesota License #20000416 and Permit #111
  • Seafood HACCP Program created in partnership with US FDA and meets or exceeds mandates
  • FDA Registered; COOL & Bio-Terrorism Compliant
  • Annual third-party inspections

Stewards to the Industry

For decades, American Fish & Seafood Inc. has been an active supporter of our industry both locally and nationally. We’ve maintained this participation because we believe in taking a leadership position within our industry; from sponsoring local food shows to serving on NFI boards and committees.

Stewards to the Industry

For decades, American Fish & Seafood Inc. has been an active supporter of our industry both locally and nationally. We’ve maintained this participation because we believe in taking a leadership position within our industry; from sponsoring local food shows to serving on NFI boards and committees.

OUR PARTNERS & RESOURCES

  • National Fisheries Institute (NFI)
  • Ocean Trust – A positive approach to Conservation
  • Great Plains Indian Gaming Association (MIGA)
  • American Culinary Institute (ACF)
  • Minnesota Restaurant Association (MRA), Hospitality Minnesota (Allied Member)
  • ACF & Hospitality Minnesota’s Chef Seafood Competition (Creator & Sponsor)
  • Wild Alaskan seafood, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified fisheries/farms, and Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA)’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certified products
  • Better Seafood Board (BSB) Participant and Founding Committee Member

OUR PARTNERS & RESOURCES

  • National Fisheries Institute (NFI)
  • Ocean Trust – A positive approach to Conservation
  • Great Plains Indian Gaming Association (MIGA)
  • American Culinary Institute (ACF)
  • Minnesota Restaurant Association (MRA), Hospitality Minnesota (Allied Member)
  • ACF & Hospitality Minnesota’s Chef Seafood Competition (Creator & Sponsor)
  • Wild Alaskan seafood, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified fisheries/farms, and Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA)’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certified products
  • Better Seafood Board (BSB) Participant and Founding Committee Member

SUSTAINABILITY

Our industry’s future relies on sustainable practices… if we don’t manage wild fish stocks responsibly the natural resource will cease to exist.  At American Fish & Seafood Inc., we’ve worked hard to achieve the ever-evolving balance between meeting today’s demand for quality fish and seafood products and ensuring that same opportunity exists for years to come. We believe in providing visibility and information to our customers about seafood sustainability to help them make informed decisions about the products they choose to buy. For decades, we’ve helped customers manage purchases to their own, as well as recognized third-party’s, sustainability parameters; additionally, we’ve taken an active role to be ‘part of the solution’ by:

  • Participating in industry working groups to highlight sustainable seafood options
  • Donating to NGO’s with missions to improve seafood sustainability
  • Committing a portion of purchases to unique and sustainable aquaculture methods
  • Slotting select items strictly from third-party verified sustainable wild fisheries