IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Artisan Bistro, creator of modern organic frozen entrées, burritos, bowls and breakfasts, today announced its new line of Seafood Bowls that bear the blue Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel for sustainable, wild-caught seafood. Artisan Bistro is the first entrée frozen food line in North America to earn MSC Chain of Custody certification. Available in four varieties, each chef-inspired seafood entrée is crafted with sustainably-sourced seafood, including wild-caught Alaskan salmon and cod, and wild pink shrimp sourced from fisheries that have been certified as sustainable and well-managed against the global MSC standard. The savory new Seafood Bowls join Artisan Bistro’s rapidly expanding cast of nutritionally-rich frozen meals, marking the company’s third product line launch within three months.
“Our goal with the launch of these bowls is to create the best tasting, best for you frozen meals on the market, while preserving the ocean’s bounty for our children and grandchildren. Our new Seafood Bowls allow everyone to enjoy the convenience of a frozen meal and still feel great about the food they’re eating,” said Leo Griffin, chief executive officer at Artisan Bistro Foods, Inc. “Featuring wild-caught MSC certified sustainable seafood, in addition to at least 70 percent organic and non-GMO ingredients, as in all of our products, these new Seafood Bowls are clean, delicious, and good-for-you options that meet the highest culinary and ethical standards.”
Like all other Artisan Bistro meals, the new Seafood Bowls are non-GMO, gluten free and made with an organic blend of vegetables, grains and spices. Created with a promise to include only wild-caught seafood that is traceable to an MSC certified fishery, the new Seafood Bowls will be available in Whole Foods Markets and other natural food stores and grocers nationwide in April, with a suggested retail price of $5.39. Flavors include:
- Wild Alaskan Salmon in Dijon Sauce – A savory combination of organic green beans, onion, red bell peppers and light and flaky wild Alaskan salmon glazed in tangy Dijon sauce.
- Italian-Style Shrimp & Penne – A unique twist to a traditional dish, made with sun-ripened organic tomatoes, basil and tender penne pasta topped with fresh and tender shrimp.
- New England-Style Cod Fish – A delicate and delicious balance of moist cod fish complete with a zesty blend of organic potatoes, corn and celery.
- Orange Miso Cod Fish – A robust combination of organic broccoli, snap peas and brown rice with a flavorful dose of fresh orange miso glazed cod fish. *Non-GMO Project Verified
Each new Seafood Bowl is made with seafood from a sustainable fishery that has been independently certified to the MSC standard, the world’s leading certification and ecolabeling program for sustainable, wild-caught seafood. The blue MSC ecolabel provides assurance that the seafood product is fully traceable to fishery that has been certified as sustainable and well-managed.
“The Marine Stewardship Council is delighted to welcome Artisan Bistro as the first entrée frozen food line in North America to achieve MSC Chain of Custody certification,” said Geoff Bolan, MSC's U.S. program director. “As the world’s leading global standard for wild-caught, sustainable seafood, our mission is to contribute to the health of the world’s oceans by recognizing and rewarding leaders in the fishing industry and seafood sector and working with partners to help transform the seafood market to a sustainable basis. Artisan Bistro’s initiative to provide consumers with frozen entrées that are traceable to an MSC certified fishery will help to ensure sustainable seafood for this and future generations.”
Artisan Bistro’s full line of delectably nutritious frozen meals are made with non-GMO ingredients, like free-range chicken and sustainably-caught wild Alaskan salmon, premium organic vegetables and a variety of organic whole grains and legumes, including quinoa, lentils and garbanzo beans. All dishes contain 70 percent or more organic ingredients and are gluten free to deliver wholesome, fresh and unique options for anyone seeking great-tasting alternatives to cooking or eating out. Artisan Bistro meals are available in natural food stores and grocers nationwide, including Whole Foods, HEB, Safeway, Publix, Wegmans and Sprouts.
About Artisan Bistro
At Artisan Bistro, we believe healthy food should be delicious, easy and sustainable. We are on a mission to transform frozen food to be great tasting and great for you so that the frozen aisle can be your friend again. Our artisan chefs passionately craft globally inspired, modern cuisine using high-quality, organic, and sustainable ingredients to produce healthy and adventurous alternatives to cooking and eating out. Available in grocery stores throughout North America Artisan Bistro entrées, bowls, breakfasts, bakes and burritos contain 70 percent or more organic ingredients, are gluten free, and are ready to eat in minutes! Artisan Bistro creates its modern food craft in Irvine, California, and is part of Artisan Bistro Foods, Inc. For more information, visit www.TheArtisanBistro.com.
About Marine Stewardship Council
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an international non-profit organization set up to help transform the seafood market to a sustainable basis. The MSC runs the only certification and ecolabeling program for wild-capture fisheries consistent with the ISEAL Code of Good Practice for Setting Social and Environmental Standards and the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization Guidelines for the Ecolabeling of Fish and Fishery Products from Marine Capture Fisheries. These guidelines are based upon the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fishing. In total, more than 350 fisheries are engaged in the MSC program with over 250 certified and 100 under full assessment. Worldwide, more than 25,000 seafood products, which can be traced back to the certified sustainable fisheries, bear the blue MSC ecolabel.