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Janes' commitment to sustainable practices

As a family-owned Canadian company, Janes has made a commitment to sustainable practices. Company founder Lem Janes Sr. was mindful of the wellbeing of future generations, and it is with pride that Janes Family Foods continues to work to maintain this legacy.

In 1992, long before being green was a strong motivator in corporate and public lives in Canada and around the world, Janes introduced recyclable packaging for its products.

Today, Janes products are packed in GreenChoice 100™ Paperboard, saving trees, water and energy, and diverting unnecessary waste from landfill.

Janes continues to ensure sustainable practices remain at the forefront of Janes strategic priorities. In February 2011, Janes became the first branded seafood company in North America to have 100% of its retail seafood products certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Janes is proud of this accomplishment and is now working with other organizations and the public to help increase awareness about the vital importance of healthy oceans.

The harmony and wellbeing of fisheries and communities is a long-term vision Janes is passionate about.

Three ways Janes guarantees ethical catch and production


Janes Family Foods consistently adheres to the following three-part process for guaranteeing the ethical catch and production of frozen retail seafood products.

1. Quality Control: This multi-step quality control process focuses on boat-to-plate chain of custody – spanning inspections of raw material to the final product, and includes full inspection of production.

2. Traceability: Along with quality control, Janes' inspection reports provide complete traceability for every product.

3. Certification: Janes sources all of its wild capture fish and seafood from fisheries that have been independently certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) global standard for sustainable and well-managed fisheries.


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