Wegmans Sets New Shrimp Standards

Wegmans Food Markets has announced a partnership with New York-based Environmental Defense to establish a first-of-its-kind purchasing policy for its raw farmed shrimp. The new purchasing standards will require farmed shrimp producers to eliminate the use of antibiotics and other chemicals from their aquaculture operations, avoid damaging sensitive habitats, treat their wastewater

Rochester, N.Y. — Wegmans Food Markets here has announced a partnership with New York-based Environmental Defense to establish a first-of-its-kind purchasing policy for its raw farmed shrimp.

The new purchasing standards will require farmed shrimp producers to eliminate the use of antibiotics and other chemicals from their aquaculture operations, avoid damaging sensitive habitats, treat their wastewater before releasing it into the ocean or nearby waterways, and reduce the use

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