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Hy-Vee Updates Sustainable Seafood Policy

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Food Stores has partnered with non-profit FishWise to outline a Responsible Sourcing Commitment for seafood.

By the end of 2015, Hy-Vee pledges to only source seafood that is designated green or yellow by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, certified by an equivalent system, or from fisheries with credible, time-bound improvement processes.


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“It is Hy-Vee’s mission to do business in a manner that promotes the well-being of our customers, employees, communities, and the global environment,” Nate Stewart, Hy-Vee’s VP of perishables, said in a press release. “We aim to be a destination for sustainable seafood, where customers can be confident that they are supporting the health of their families and that of the oceans by purchasing seafood sold at Hy-Vee.”

Hy-Vee plans to inform customers of these changes in stores, on its website, in its quarterly magazine and via signs in seafood cases that call out “Responsible Choice” items.

One update Hy-Vee has already made was switching from Russian king crab to Alaskan king crab.

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