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Arian says ...
Good evening, I have a farm and I raise tilapia. Is there any way that I could somehow directly sell to you guys? If so, how do I begin the process. Thank you very much, I hope to hear back from you.
07/10/2013 7:05:08 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@ARETHA - Our vendors for tilapia can vary between stores. Check with your local store to see where their tilapia is sourced. One of the key things we look for with seafood vendors (in addition to meeting our quality standards first and foremost) is their sustainability. You can read more about it on our website at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/mission-values/seafood-sustainability.
07/11/2013 3:52:57 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@ARIAN - Everything you need to know about becoming a vendor can be found online at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/company-info/information-potential-vendors. Best of luck!
07/11/2013 3:54:29 PM CDT
William Sailes says ...
Thank you for the information. I will start buying my tilapia from Whole Food from now on. Thank You
07/14/2013 5:34:07 AM CDT
cathi says ...
I have been receiving mixed messages about fish and found this while searching the web. Thank you for this information. I am going to return my Indonesian farmed tilapia to Costco and head right to your store to buy something safer!
07/24/2013 11:32:21 AM CDT
mary ann erbach says ...
Is your tilapia farmed in China?
07/28/2013 11:27:08 PM CDT
Wayne Tippey says ...
I need to know if your products, especially Tilapia or similar fish food can be found in the area of Myrtle Beach, SC.
07/31/2013 12:05:56 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@MARY ANN - Since our vendors vary between stores, check with your local store to see where their tilapia is farmed.
08/01/2013 3:38:02 PM CDT
Sharon Henrichs says ...
I appreciate the high standards, but am I understanding you get your tilapia from Peru, the same as your farm partner? I just got done reading an article that farm raised tilapia from Latin America and Asia Countries should be avoided. While your standards sound really good, I'm relunctant to buy until I can find tilapia is farmed in the states or get wild talipia. Thanks Sharon
08/01/2013 6:38:43 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@SHARON - Our vendors will differ between stores. Check with your local store to see where they source salmon.
08/02/2013 12:14:58 PM CDT
Chase says ...
Just bought some today. Excellent. Love whole foods
09/11/2013 6:44:34 PM CDT
tiffany says ...
I asked why my tilapia from Whole Foods tastes earthy. The answer online included news that tilapia is often fed GMO or at least regular CORN and SOY and sometimes given testosterone. Is this correct? What does the tilapia eat that Whole Foods buys?
09/30/2013 3:18:15 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@TIFFANY - If you buy any meat in our stores, they will not have any added hormones so the taste will not be from any added testosterone (http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/mission-values/seafood-sustainability/aquaculture). We recently announced GMO labeling for our stores. This will include the feed for our farm-raised fish options. Until we have all of our products labeled, I would suggest looking for wild caught seafood if you are looking to avoid GMOs.
10/01/2013 2:10:39 PM CDT
Patricia Gifford says ...
Do you get any of your farmed fish from China, Indonesia or other Asian third world countries? Do you get your other products from China?
11/06/2013 8:03:50 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@PATRICIA - Our exact vendors differ between store locations. Check with your local store and they'll be happy to let you know where their tilapia comes from.
11/11/2013 4:34:32 PM CST
Flore says ...
Dear WFs, I am a pregnant woman. The book told me that the tilapla is safe to eat during pregnancy. i wonder, the tilapla sold at WFs is freshwater farmed ? thanks!
01/16/2014 4:00:23 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@FLORE - Tilapia is a fresh water fish and typically you will find it farmed and not wild since I do not believe there is a wild option any longer. Definitely check with your local store to verify that it is fresh water farmed. And as always, we highly recommend reaching out to your healthcare professional before adding anything to your diet.
01/17/2014 12:59:49 PM CST
Bob Causey says ...
You tell us everything EXCEPT WHERE the Tilapia are farm raised. I'd like to know, WHERE. Thank you! Bob
02/20/2014 12:23:45 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@BOB - The location of where the tilapia is raised will differ between stores. Check with your local store to find out where their tilapia comes from!
02/21/2014 1:04:29 PM CST
rashi joseph says ...
I buy all my proteins and vegetables from whole foods and feeds my kids whole foods store tilapia only..My concern is "the tilapia from the whole foods is farm raised,if its do they get gmo corn products or other waste material"..I have recently read an article about tilapia in America is worse then pork or bacon..?..Please clarify..? thanks
04/07/2014 8:10:04 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@RASHI - It is possible that farmed fish are fed food that contains GMO so I would suggest looking for wild fish if you're looking to avoid GMOs. You can find more info about our farmed tilapia on our website at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/mission-values/seafood-sustainability/aquaculture. You will find this note specifically about tilapia: Our tilapia is raised to our strict standards which prohibit antibiotics and preservatives. Nor do we allow the industry-standard use of hormones for sex reversal. And, our tilapia feed contains fish processing trimmings instead of wild fish caught just for feed.
04/07/2014 4:50:15 PM CDT
Kathy Schmitt says ...
What about corn/soy? Especially GMO? Your standards don't seem to prohibit this, just that the producers cannot claim non GMO feeds unless they can prove the claim. When was the last time corn/soy was part of any "natural" fish diet? More and more I am disappointed with WF and the use of smoke and mirrors.
04/08/2014 8:35:54 AM CDT
Linda says ...
I am so excited that a Whole foods will soon open in Colleyville, TX! Good to know that I can find a healthy tilapia in their store. I think I will be shopping there quite a bit - only a few miles from my home!
04/08/2014 10:47:16 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@KATHY - At this time we cannot verify that non-GMO feed is used unless the farm has gone through non-GMO testing, which I don't think any have at this point. We will be labeling all of the products in our stores with GMO labels by 2018, if not sooner. Until the labels go in to effect I would suggest looking for wild fish options if you're looking to avoid GMOs.
04/09/2014 3:25:32 PM CDT
Cathy says ...
Thank you, I didn't want to give up Tilapia, and now I don't have to!
04/09/2014 9:43:45 PM CDT

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