The certification standards given to DESPAR’s canned tuna are a positive addition to the SPAR Partner’s environmental initiatives. These initiatives promote nutritious food and sustainable choices, and the newly certified tuna products are available in every DESPAR store in Italy.
The Friends of the Sea label and Dolphin Safe certifications promote full transparency about the origins of the DESPAR Own Brand canned tuna range. DESPAR assures customers that its tuna is caught sustainably, stating that only adult tuna are used, no dolphins were hurt or killed in the process, and the tuna is caught in accordance with FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations) approved areas of fishing, which combats the effects of overfishing in certain areas.
In addition to full transparency, full traceability is also provided by the Friends of the Sea and Dolphin Safe certifications. The product packaging provides customers with information about the species of tuna used, the area the tuna comes from and customers are also able to request extra information be provided to them such as the type of boat used to catch the tuna.