Supermarket Perimeter - June 2019 - 48

Seafood

Cod, pollock,
BY ANDY NELSON

48 - JUNE 2019

"One of the interesting things about not only cod but also haddock
is that they're available year-round," he says. "In summer people like to
bake cod, which is interesting because it's hot out. And in winter you
see cod on many menus. And it's consistent" regardless of the season,
he adds.

Pollock emerges from cod's shadow
It's hard to argue with cod's popularity, but Seattle-based Trident
Seafoods Corp. is bullish on another fish that's often compared to cod.
Trident offers 10 pollock products for retail, including its Wild Caught
Alaskan Pollock and Wild Caught Alaskan Pollock Skillet Cuts for the
seafood section as well as value-added products like pollock burgers,
fish sticks and sandwiches.
"Although it's one of the most consumed seafood species in the U.S.,
wild Alaska pollock has long lived in the shadow of its more recognizable cousin-the cod," according to Trident. "Pollock is a delicious, flaky
fish, as versatile as it is nutritious."
Also known as walleye pollock, Pacific pollock or Pacific tomcod, the
Alaska Pollock is not to be confused with the Atlantic Pollock, a darker,
oilier fish that is actually a different species.
"It's a great source of protein and in the low-risk category for environmental toxins, such as mercury and pesticides," according to Trident.
Caught in the icy waters off Alaska, Alaska pollock has a mild flavor
and flaky texture that can be grilled, pan-fried or deep-fried. It's often
used as a substitute for cod, but pollock is smaller and more delicate.

POLLOCK POWER
In its marketing to customers and consumers, Trident highlights the variety's health benefits. At only 80 calories per
serving, one 4 oz pollock fillet provides 19 grams of protein
and 70 mg of Omega-3. Pollock is also a great source for
other nutrients, including:
Vitamin B-12 promotes healthy brain function
Amino Acids strengthens your immune system
Phosphorous works with calcium to maintain your bones

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BLUE CIRCLE FOODS, MEHMET CETIN - STOCK.ADOBE.COM

WASHINGTON, D.C.-BASED BLUE CIRCLE FOODS has always only
sold cod certified by the Washington, D.C.-based sustainability watchdog group Marine Stewardship Council, says David Pilat, Blue Circle's
vice president of business development.
"They set the standard for sustainable fishing for many companies,"
Pilat says. "We used to sell just MSC-certified Norwegian cod, but we
expanded into also selling a lot of MSC Icelandic cod."
(There are still some small cod fisheries in New England, but most of
today's Atlantic cod comes from Norway and Iceland, Pilat says.)
Regardless of the country it comes from, all Blue Circle cod is sourced
from sustainable fisheries, Pilat says. And Blue Circle cod products
prominently display the blue MSC oval logo to let retailers and their
customers know that the strictest standards have been followed.
"What we've seen is that folks want that MSC label. That's been a big
change - though MSC has been around for years."
Both Norway and Iceland, Pilat says, produce high-quality cod with
good size that freezes extremely well. Blue Circle markets product at
retail in 2 lb packs, 4-count packs and in club packs.
"Cod is one of those fish that freezes very well, thaws nicely, and can
be used in so many preparations," he says.
The 4-packs and other smaller packs are definitely an emphasis for
Blue Circle, Pilat says. Whether product is marketed frozen depends
largely on the market.
"In the Northeast we see both fresh and
frozen cod. In other parts of the country
they may sell only previously frozen or they
may sell fresh - it varies by region."
Cod freezes so well, most North
American markets demand at least some
frozen produce, he says. "It's so easy to
come home from the grocery store, put it
in the freezer, then pull it out one day you
can't get back to the store."
Cod, a longtime industry stalwart, is
holding its own in today's market, Pilat says. After a bit of a lull in recent
years, it's actually started to make a comeback of sorts.
"For a while, you heard a lot of stories about cod being overfished,"
he says. "I think folks switched to the tilapias of the world. But cod
has made a comeback in the last five years now that there are MSC
fisheries."
People love cod, and as long as they know that the fisheries that
produce it aren't being overfished they'll buy it, Pilat says.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Supermarket Perimeter - June 2019

Supermarket Perimeter - June 2019
Editor's Note - Protein choices for all
Contents
The Wire - Organic food sales approach $48 billion
New ShopRite store features culinary center
Kroger piloting new Home Chef meals
WASTE NOT (as much)
Local focus
Bakery - Decorating trends
Sweet goods
Deli - TAILGATING, PICNICS
Sandwiches
Meat & Poultry - Protein alternatives
Sausage
Produce - Ripening
Avocados
Seafood - Cod, pollock, haddock
Food safety - Staying INSPECTION-READY
COMMISSARY INSIDER - June 2019
PORTION CONTROL
SPOTLIGHT - SALADS
TECHNOLOGY - RECIPE MANAGEMENT
OPERATIONS - DIVING INTO LINE DATA TO HIT OPERATING GOALS
Product Showcase
Advertisers
Fresh Takes
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Supermarket Perimeter - June 2019 - WASTE NOT (as much)
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Supermarket Perimeter - June 2019 - Bakery - Decorating trends
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Supermarket Perimeter - June 2019 - Sweet goods
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Supermarket Perimeter - June 2019 - Deli - TAILGATING, PICNICS
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Supermarket Perimeter - June 2019 - Sandwiches
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Supermarket Perimeter - June 2019 - Meat & Poultry - Protein alternatives
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Supermarket Perimeter - June 2019 - Produce - Ripening
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Supermarket Perimeter - June 2019 - Seafood - Cod, pollock, haddock
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Supermarket Perimeter - June 2019 - Food safety - Staying INSPECTION-READY
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Supermarket Perimeter - June 2019 - TECHNOLOGY - RECIPE MANAGEMENT
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Supermarket Perimeter - June 2019 - OPERATIONS - DIVING INTO LINE DATA TO HIT OPERATING GOALS
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