Lusamerica Foods

Lusamerica Foods

Distributor, Processor, Wholesaler
CA, United States
Contact Information

Lusamerica Foods, Inc. has been supplying quality seafood for over 30 years in California and the Western United States. Lusamerica Foods, Inc. has an emphasis on sustainable, local, traceable products and works with vendor and customer partners and NGOs to affect positive change in the seafood industry. Lusamerica Foods, Inc. is committed to providing reduced carbon footprint choices. Lusamerica Foods, Inc. packages products in compostable and recyclable trays and boxes and reuses or recycles 100% of incoming Styrofoam.

Serious About Seafood Sustainability

Lusamerica Foods is committed to environmentally responsible business practices and to helping customers meet their corporate responsibility goals by offering a broad range of sustainable seafood products. Lusamerica Foods, Inc. has partnered with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), which operates the most rigorous and widely recognized certification program in the world for sustainability and environmental responsibility in wild-capture fisheries. They are MSC Chain of Custody-certified for a wide variety of seafood.

Lusamerica’s Achievements

  • They have increased their offerings of “Best Choice” and “Good Alternative” products by 37%, and dropped their purchases of products labeled as unsustainable by 7%.
  • They have discontinued the sale of unsustainable species and non-MSC-certified Chilean seabass.

Other Sustainability Efforts

  • Promoting fisheries that use more environmentally sensitive harvest methods.
  • Working with suppliers to ensure work conditions and compensation practices are fair, safe, and economically sustainable for fishers and workers.
  • Participating in projects to improve practices in fisheries at the ground level, including working closely with World Wildlife Fund on Ecuadorian mahi-mahi and Indonesian tuna.
  • Providing reduced carbon footprint choices - they offer premium frozen and previously frozen products that have been processed and frozen as close as possible to the point of harvest. The frozen seafood can then be transported by container vessels, rail and truck, all of which produce less carbon emissions than air shipments of fresh fish. In addition, the highest quality fish from many remote fisheries is often a previously frozen item.

 

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Seafood Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council Certified

  • MSC-C-51008

Aquaculture Stewardship Council Certification

  • ASC-C-00975
Sustainability Partnerships
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership
Traceability Providers
99
Total Species
189
Total Sources

Distribution Regions and Business Locations

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4488 Alcoa Ave
Vernon, CA 90058
United States
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16480 Railroad Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
United States
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1124 54th Ave.
Fife, WA 98424
United States
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Vernon, CA 90058
United States
  • USA - California
  • USA - Pacific Northwest
  • USA - Rockies & Southwest
189 Results: Viewing 151-175 Seafood Products
Seafood Product Origin Harvest Method Sustainability Rating Certification
Swordfish
Pacific Ocean - South
Handlines and Hand-Operated Pole-and-Lines
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Swordfish
USA - Hawaii (Including vessels landing in California)
Shallow-Set Longline
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
Swordfish
Sri Lanka
Drifting Longlines
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Swordfish
Pacific Ocean - Southwest
Drifting Longlines
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Swordfish
Australia (MSC)
Longline
Seafood Watch- Eco-Certification Recognized
Swordfish
Pacific Ocean - Southeast
Drifting Longlines
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Swordfish
Pacific Ocean - Northeast
Drifting Longlines
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Swordfish
Indian Ocean
Drifting Longlines
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Tilapia
China
Open - Pond
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Tilapia
Worldwide
Tanks
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Tilapia
Honduras (ASC)
Net Pens
Seafood Watch- Eco-Certification Recognized
Aquaculture Stewardship Council Certification
Tilapia
Mexico (ASC)
Net Pens
Seafood Watch- Eco-Certification Recognized
Aquaculture Stewardship Council Certification
Tilapia
Costa Rica (ASC)
Net Pens
Seafood Watch- Eco-Certification Recognized
Aquaculture Stewardship Council Certification
Wahoo
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Fishing Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Wakame
Worldwide
Off-Bottom Culture
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Walleye Pollock
USA - Alaska - Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands, Gulf of Alaska (MSC)
Midwater Trawl
Seafood Watch- Eco-Certification Recognized
Western Red Lobster
Australia - Western Australia (MSC)
Pot/Trap
Seafood Watch- Eco-Certification Recognized
White Seabass
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Fishing Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated
White Shrimp
USA - Gulf of Mexico
Bottom Trawls
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
White Shrimp
Mexico - Gulf of Mexico
Bottom Trawls
Seafood Watch: Avoid
White Sturgeon
USA
RAS - recirculating aquaculture systems (with wastewater treatment)
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Whiteleg Shrimp
China
Ponds
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Whiteleg Shrimp
Indonesia
Ponds
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Whiteleg Shrimp
India
Ponds
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Whiteleg Shrimp
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Farming Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated

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