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 176-189 Seafood Products
Seafood Product Origin Harvest Method Sustainability Rating
Whiteleg Shrimp
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Farming Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Whiteleg Shrimp
Vietnam
Intensive Pond
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Whiteleg Shrimp
Mexico - Sinaloa (South)
Cast Net
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
Widow Rockfish
USA - West Coast
Bottom Trawls
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Yellow-wing Flyingfish
Worldwide
Wild-caught
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Yellowfin Tuna
Sri Lanka
Drifting Longlines
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Yellowfin Tuna
Pacific Ocean - East
Drifting Longlines
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Yellowfin Tuna
USA - Hawaii (Eastern Pacific, including vessels landing in California)
Deep-Set Longline
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
Yellowfin Tuna
USA - Hawaii (Western Central Pacific)
Deep-Set Longline
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
Yellowfin Tuna
Pacific Ocean - West Central
Handlines and Hand-Operated Pole-and-Lines
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Yellowfin Tuna
Pacific Ocean - West Central
Drifting Longlines
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Yellowfin Tuna
Indian Ocean
Hand-Operated Pole-and-Lines
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Yellowtail Rockfish
Canada - British Columbia
Bottom Trawls
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
Yellowtail Rockfish
USA - West Coast
Bottom Trawls
Seafood Watch: Best Choice

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