Salmon standards in action

This article was originally published in September 2021

Red Sockeye salmon swimming upstream during spawning season.

October is National Seafood Month! And while it may be the end of the season for catching fresh salmon, we have made sure to stock up on Alaskan Sockeye and Bristol Bay Chinook salmon previously frozen to help celebrate our Pacific Northwestern favorite seafood.

As always, all of our Sockeye and Coho salmon are responsibly sourced to meet Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch green and yellow rating criteria. Bristol Bay Chinook is approved under our stringent PCC Chinook Sourcing Standard—developed to protect Southern Resident orcas’ main food supply (Chinook salmon) and minimize negative impacts on struggling Chinook stocks. You can learn more about our general seafood standards and the PCC Chinook Sourcing Standard by checking out our Honest Products webpage.

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Sustainability Report: Small conversations, big environmental benefits

A talk with Ocean Beauty Seafoods, one of PCC’s distributors, led to eliminating nearly 100,000 waxed cardboard boxes a year from landfills.

News Bites

Dairy-free delivery • Dropping dicamba plans • Language and biodiversity • Rising avocado demand • Pioneering farmer dies • Mechanical pollination • Salmonella outbreak report • Farmworker dangers • Butterfly conservation • Fossil fuel divestment • Organic Center calculator • Chemicals in cosmetics • Pongamia tree oil • Wine and yeast • Manatee deaths • Functional food sales

Groundbreaking program connects food banks with PCC supply chain

A groundbreaking new PCC partnership is bringing more choices and far greater opportunities for food banks to choose nutritious foods that meet their clients’ needs.