By chance, I ran into this bitchin’ business run by two dudes. They were tabling at Expo West this year but I couldn’t attend. The folks at Safe Catch were nice enough to send info about how their fish is caught and how much mercury is in their tuna. This is so important for the preggos. My OB practically forbade me from eating tuna and other high-mercury fish while I was carrying Spawn.
Safe Catch Tuna
Safe Catch raw-packs its tuna, sealing in all of the nutrients, and then cooks it in a proprietary process that yields an amazing taste. It is free of additives, non-GMO, BPA-free and sustainably caught. They test EVERY fish that goes into the can.
Did you know “conventional tuna brands that precook tuna on racks allowing Omega 3s and nutrients to drain away during processing?” These brands then rehydrate the tuna with stuff like vegetable broth, water or other fillers.
The Safe Catch technology and testing procedures have been verified by the California Attorney General in conjunction with the FDA, as well as the European Union through the ISA and the Canadian government through the CFIA. (… just in case you didn’t trust the FDA over the EU.)
The tuna isn’t on the market yet, but you can pre-order it on their website. It is going to run you a little bit more than your usual Starkist or Charlie Tuna. I’m going to pick up a couple cans just to have. Even now, I want to be careful of how much tuna-in-a-can I eat because I’m still breastfeeding.
[Edited to add: Safe Catch will be available at Sprouts Markets nationwide by the end of April/beginning of May!]
What do you say, readers? Does the topic of mercury-laden foods interest you? Will you consider ordering Safe Catch?
Disclosure: The Safe Catch PR team sent me info and I thought it was important enough to write a post about low mercury tuna. That’s it.