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Rod Cummings says ...
Is the frozen packaged Whole Foods Wild Caught Salmon, farm raised or...is it truly caught in the wild? It seems the article written here possibly skirts around the farm raised vs truly caught in wild by fishing vessels in the fishes' natural habitat and not from large Alaskan fishery pens (farms).
08/02/2013 6:00:59 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@ROD - As the article states we have extremely high standards and process that guarantee our products. The frozen wild salmon is definitely wild caught.
08/05/2013 4:43:15 PM CDT
anita says ...
good afternoon, how can i get wild alaskan salmon shipped to mexico ?
09/03/2013 12:49:41 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@ANITA - At this time, we do not ship perishable products internationally.
09/03/2013 1:27:45 PM CDT
G.Boudreaux says ...
I would like specific information on your Atlantic salmon I've bought in the seafood section at Whole Foods here in New Orleans. I've been told by the employees there that it is farm raised, As I read advice against eating ANY farm raised salmon due to being fed genetically engineered variety of grains, antibiotics, chemicals, synthetic petrochemicals or other agents to adjust coloring of the fish, etc, etc. This information needs to be readily available to customers. I'm quite surprised it is not. In reading your information on your standards of your salmon, it makes no mention of these important factors at all. Many of us today have health concerns and this is a major issue. We need specifics. Thank you for providing any and all details on how these fish are raised.
11/22/2013 5:07:05 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@G.BOUDREAUX - We have tons of info online for our aquaculture ("Farmed Fish") standards at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/mission-values/seafood-sustainability/aquaculture. Due to the pervasiveness of GMOs in the US food supply, it is possible that farmed fish food contains GMOs. We have announced GMO labeling for our stores so soon you will be able to check a label to know if the feed contained GMOs.
11/25/2013 1:58:02 PM CST
Marissa Goldberg says ...
Do you sell any wild Alaskan salmon sushi rolls at your stores? Or would I be able to buy sushi-grade wild Alaskan salmon raw to prepare sushi on my own? Thanks for any help you can offer!
02/26/2014 5:23:09 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@MARISSA - The items in our stores differ. Check with your local store to see what types of salmon they have in stock!
02/27/2014 1:23:39 PM CST
jim McC says ...
when will HF have wild Alaskan slmon for sale? Also, do you now have frozen , wild Sockeye for sale? please email.thanks
03/16/2014 2:08:43 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@JIM - Our sales typically differ between stores. Check with your local store to see if they have any upcoming sales!
03/17/2014 1:03:08 PM CDT
Patricia says ...
I took the Whole catch/Salmon from the freezer on April 19 to thaw overnight in the refridgerator & only opened one of the packets for Easter Sun. dinner for my brother -He thoroughly enjoyed it ! Now I still have the other packet in my refridgerator, unopened-will it still be good for dinner tomorrow? (April 29) How long can it remain in refrigerator,sealed in original clear pkg. before spoilage?
04/28/2014 10:04:45 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@PATRICIA - I believe fresh fish in the fridge will only last around 3 days once thawed. You can always check with your local store for their recommendation based on the exact fish you purchased. They will be happy to help!
04/29/2014 10:25:00 AM CDT
infowarrior91 says ...
I'm curious to to know why the frozen wild caught Alaskan salmon that i bought from WFM says its a product of Canada? I'm also curious to know what steps are being taken to insure the Pacific wild caught fish aren't contaminated with high levels of radiation from Fukashima fallout. I would greatly appreciate a response to these questions as I'm a frequent customer at WFM in the S. Florida area
08/24/2014 12:03:19 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@INFOWARRIOR91 - The country of origin on the package is where the product is substantially transfored. So the wild Alaskan salmon is caught in Alaskan waters but taken to Canada. If you're concerned about radiation in seafood, we recommend choosing farm-raised seafood or wild-caught seafood from the Atlantic Ocean, such as flounder, cod, halibut, or monkfish. Experts we consulted with are not aware of any risk of radionuclides from Fukushima in seafood from these sources. All seafood in our cases is labeled with the Country of Origin as well as whether it is farm-raised or wild-caught.
08/27/2014 11:54:49 AM CDT
Pat Duncan says ...
Regarding your frozen wild caught salmon , how soon after it is killed and gutted is it frozen? My concern is histamine.
09/27/2014 4:01:00 PM CDT