FIRST CERTIFIED SEAWEED PRODUCTS ON SALE
First certified seaweed products on sale in Korea. In a world first for responsible and sustainable seafood, Korean consumers can now buy ASC-MSC certified seaweed products in stores and online – finally giving conscientious consumers an option to reward responsible producers of this hugely popular and important food.
The Gijang products are the first in the world to be labelled as certified against the ASC-MSC Seaweed Standard, which can only be achieved by sustainable producers that are minimising their environmental and social impacts.
“We have a few certified seaweed producers now but seeing the label on products in store is a really exciting moment, because it means that consumers can now play their vital role in rewarding responsible and sustainable production,” said Patricia Bianchi, Seaweed Account Manager for both MSC and ASC. “By looking for the ASC and MSC logo, seaweed lovers are helping to incentivise more producers to demonstrate their commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility – it’s a really easy way to make a difference.”
“Gijang Sustainable Seaweed Network has worked to achieve ASC-MSC Seaweed certification to demonstrate our commitment in improving products quality, protecting the environment and fulfilling our social responsibilities for sustainable cultivation of seaweed,” said MinSu Kim, CEO of GIJANG MULSAN CO., LTD.