We are a family-owned business committed to maintaining our natural marine resources and the sustainability of our fisheries while operating at an impeccable level of accountability and transparency. The protection of the marine habitat is as essential as the quality of our products and the livelihood of our employees. We continuously strive to improve our internal processes and work closely with our seafood harvesters to reduce environmental impacts, allowing Jensen Tuna in a safe working environment to offer more wholesome, traceable seafood.
Jensen Tuna works with wildlife and fishery authorities, such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), to ensure the harvesting of our seafood is at a sustainable and premium level. We have completed and are certified by LDWF'S Louisiana Wild Seafood Certification Program (LWSCP) and proud to be a quality source of Certified Authentic Louisiana Wild Seafood.
Jensen Tuna further established a Harvester's Code of Conduct that puts forward our expectations on environmental issues for the harvesters that we work with. As part of the Harvester's Code of Conduct, fishermen are required to receive rigorous training and certification by NOAA. Vessel captains are required to take continuous education programs every two years, where they are introduced and educated on the latest fishing techniques as well as the proper identification and safe handling of by-catches and non-targeted species that are caught during harvesting.
Jensen Tuna maintains an exceptional level of responsibility and transparency throughout our supply chain, which includes the ability to track the origin of our seafood. We are partnered with Trace Register, an independent company with a web-based registry into which product source and traceability information is entered, secured, and shared among companies throughout the supply chain.
Our commitment to being accountable and sustainable is consequential to our policy and influential to our partners. With our assistance, they have acquired leading independent third-party companies to audit their production: the ethical trade service provider Sedex and its SMETA audit format, Brand Reputation Compliance Global Standards (BRCGS), and OK Kosher. Sedex is a resourceful tool for a company to proactively source its products and services ethically and sustainably and improve working conditions in global supply chains. BRCGS is a leading brand and consumer protection organization that has set a global standard across the supply chain for producing safe, high-quality products for the end consumer. OK Kosher is the largest independent kosher services agency. A source of our imported seafood products is a member of Sedex and certified by BRCGS for food safety. A Rabbi evaluates the facility’s production line to ensure that their products follow strict Kashrut’s standards. Our partner also collaborates with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) and Vietnam Tuna Association (VinaTuna) in their yellowfin tuna Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) and the FIP Traceability program. By participating in the FIP, a company seeks recognition and certification by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), a non-profit organization that rewards companies for their responsible efforts to encourage the longevity of marine wildlife. Through partnering with companies for our imported seafood that are committed to sustainability, we have expanded our product offerings while maintaining our goal to provide healthy seafood through better fishing methods.
As a workplace, Jensen Tuna adheres to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Hazard Analyses and Critical Control Points (HACCP) guidelines. The FDA is responsible for consumer protection through the control and supervision of food safety. HACCP is an internationally recognized management system designed to address potential hazards in the production process. FDA-approved HACCP plans specifically address our facility’s operations. At least one onsite HACCP-certified inspector monitors the facility at all times during production. Meetings are scheduled with our employees to refresh and update guidelines to constantly enhance the facility’s safe working conditions. With safety as our priority, we are able to provide the best in the handling of our seafood to you.
Through our core policies to offer safe work conditions for our employees, respect ecosystems, protect marine life, and support the development of coastal communities, we strive to provide a reliable, affordable, and healthy food source well into the future.