Provincial government funding of $46,150 will help the Seafood Processors of Newfoundland and Labrador develop a seafood nutritional information package.
The initiative is scheduled to be completed by March 31, 2013.
A news release states the Seafood Processors of Newfoundland and Labrador, with the assistance of a seafood consulting firm, will work with an accredited lab to determine the correct nutritional values for the province’s key seafood species. Approximately 30 product forms will be sampled.
“Correctly noting the nutritional value of our province’s seafood will without question have enormous marketing potential for the industry,” said George Joyce, Executive Director of the Seafood Processors of Newfoundland and Labrador.
“We are pleased that the provincial government has come on board to partner with our organization in the development of the nutritional information package which will ultimately benefit every seafood processor in Newfoundland and Labrador.”
The information will be made available to members of the Seafood Processors of Newfoundland and Labrador and all other industry participants who wish to use it on their packaging and in promotional materials.