Handy International Announces DNA Testing of Seafood
Handy is pleased to announce its new formal DNA testing program for crab meat, soft crabs, oysters, and artisanal fish.
"Although we have many internal procedures in place to avoid any species substitutions, we wanted to take this additional step to provide further assurance," states Terry Conway, president."With our overall company focus on transparency, we felt it important to add this program and to include all of our seafood."
To ensure validation procedures, Handy selected a qualified lab that has seafood experience and a validated reference database recognized by the FDA for continual testing.
Look for the above Handy's DNA testing symbol to appear on its packaging soon.
Handy International is a family-owned company with more than 100 years of quality seafood processing. Products include soft crabs, crabmeat, crab cakes, crab specialty items, oysters, and artisanal fish.