February 11, 2014
Portland, Ore. – January 16, 2014 – Starfish Inc. received official verification from the Non-GMO Project for three of its products: Gluten Free Crispy Battered Cod, Gluten Free Crispy Battered Haddock, and Gluten Free Crispy Battered Halibut. This achievement reinforces the commitment Starfish has made to provide consumers with the highest quality products.
GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses, and other animals and plants. These experimental combinations of genes cross the natural species barrier and have not been proven safe. Starfish’s verified products are produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard—which means Starfish must follow rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance, including segregation and traceability to prevent contamination.
“We understand that knowing whether or not food is produced with GMOs is important to consumers,” said Valerie Davies, Assistant General Manager for Starfish. “The Non-GMO Project verification provides shoppers with an independent, third party confirmation that our products are made avoiding the use of GMO ingredients. Starfish is committed to using non-GMO ingredients and will be enrolling additional items with the Non-GMO Project in 2014.”
Starfish, owned by Pacific Seafood, was founded in 1998 in Seattle, Wash. and was acquired by Pacific Seafood in 2004. Starfish produces and markets value added, all natural and gluten free seafood products, providing consistently high quality, innovative, easy-to-prepare products to the consumer. For more information visit: http://www.star-fish.com.
About Pacific Seafood
Pacific Seafood Group is a West Coast seafood processing company that launched in 1941 as a small, fresh seafood retail operation in Portland, Ore. that is still serving customers to this day. Over the years, the family-owned business expanded to become a vertically integrated seafood processing and distributing company to meet customers’ needs and a growing market. For more information visit: www.pacseafood.com.