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Crown Prince, Inc. Announces Non-GMO Project Verification

October 1, 2014

Crown Prince, Inc., in cooperation with The Non-GMO Project, has submitted Crown Prince Natural products for Non-GMO Project verification.  The verification process on many items has been completed.  New product labels and shelf tags displaying The Non-GMO Project logo will start appearing at retail over the course of the next year.  The following Crown Prince Natural products have been verified so far:

Crown Prince Natural Pink Salmon

Crown Prince Natural Pink Salmon is now Non-GMO Project Verified!

Visit www.nongmoproject.org for further information.

Genetic Modification is a special set of technologies that alter the genetic makeup of organisms such as animals, plants or bacteria. While some genetic modification has been done in the aquaculture business, the vast majority of fish available to the American public has not been genetically modified. Inherently, wild caught fish are free from genetic modification. Since all of Crown Prince’s fish are wild caught, there is no danger that there are any GMOs in our products. The Crown Prince Natural line includes two cultivated shellfish – clams and oysters, but these have not been genetically modified.  These shellfish feed from the waters in which they grow; therefore there is no danger that they have been adulterated by GE feed. Crown Prince packs our products in simple packing mediums with simple seasonings, none of which contain GMOs.

Crown Prince is proud of providing simple, whole foods to our American consumers. Canned fish is not a manufactured product, but is wild harvested from the oceans of our planet. Our customers can be assured that Crown Prince only offers the best that the oceans can provide – unadulterated by genetic modification.  Crown Prince feels strongly that consumers have the right to know how their food has been created; this is the basis of the company’s support of Non-GMO Project verification.

Crown Prince Seafood Announces MSC Certified Sustainable Tuna

July 10, 2014

Crown Prince, Inc. is pleased to announce that our Albacore Tuna is now Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified.  Sourcing of our Albacore Tuna is from within the 200 mile exclusive economic zone of New Zealand.

Exclusive Economic Zone of New Zealand

The MSC standard for sustainable fishing has three main principles: sustainable fish stocks, minimizing environmental impact, and effective management.  The MSC ecolabel assures consumers of third-party certified, sustainably harvested seafood; practices that will ensure fish supplies for years to come.

Crown Prince Natural MSC Certified Albacore Tuna

Crown Prince Natural Albacore Tuna is available in 5 oz. BPA free cans with pull-top lids and standard 12 oz. cans.

Currently, our Clam Juice and Pink Salmon are sourced from MSC certified fisheries; Kipper Snacks and Yellowfin Tuna are expected to be certified later this year.  Crown Prince is actively working toward sourcing as much MSC certified seafood as it becomes available for its’ Natural line.

With experts, the MSC developed standards for sustainable fishing and seafood traceability. The MSC’s ecolabeling and certification program ensures labeled seafood comes from, and can be traced back to, a sustainable fishery.  MSC standards and requirements meet global best practice guidelines for certification and ecolabeling programs.  For more information on MSC standards and certification requirements go to www.msc.org.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

September 27, 2013

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Affecting 1 in 8 women during their lives, breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States. Many of us know someone – a mother, a sister, or a friend – who has had it. Thanks to regular screening, breast cancer can be detected early when the chance of successful treatment is high.

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Breast Health and Well Being

The earlier breast cancer is found, the easier it is to treat. Educate yourself about breast cancer risk factors and symptoms.

  • Give yourself a monthly breast exam. Breastcancer.org offers an easy-to-use tutorial: The Five Steps of a Breast Self-Exam.
  • Visit your doctor for regular examinations. The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends clinical breast exams every 3 years for women in their 20s and 30s, and yearly mammograms beginning at age 40.
  • Alternative Screening: Breast Thermography is a medical infrared imaging used in breast cancer and early detection. Read more about it here: http://www.breastthermography.com/

Stay Healthy is one of the American Cancer Society’s primary areas of focus. Take care of your body with good nutrition. Keeping healthy foods around the house is a great way to make sure that smart choices are easy choices. Canned seafood contains healthy omega-3’s and is one of the recommended foods on the ACS’s “In the cupboard” list.

Exercise! A healthy lifestyle includes regular exercise. A fit body is strong, balanced, resilient, and better equipped to handle any challenges that come your way. For more information on a healthy lifestyle, see the ACS Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention.

Crown Prince Seafood encourages all of our customers and colleagues to maintain awareness about breast cancer in their families and workplaces, this month and throughout the year.

Crown Prince Seafood Recycles to Sponsor Children

August 26, 2013

Our spirits at Crown Prince Seafood are uplifted as we found a rewarding way to cash in on our recycled cans and bottles.  We are sponsoring two children from Thailand, a country that we source many of our products, including Tuna, Crab Meat, and Clams. We are very excited to make a difference in the life of not one child, but TWO!

Compassion International is a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. Today, Compassion helps more than 1.2 million children in 26 countries.

Meet Arto

Our sponsor child Arto Mayer is 9 years old and lives with his parents and 3 siblings in a hillside community in Thailand. His favorite activities include soccer and singing, and he also regularly attends church activities. He is responsible for carrying water, washing clothes, and helping in the kitchen.

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Ban Pa Pao is located in Northern Thailand and is home to approximately 3,300 residents. Typical houses are constructed of bamboo and have thatched roofs.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas, chicken, fish and rice. Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, colds and tooth decay. Most adults in Ban Pa Pao work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $33 per month.  This community needs schools, Thai language teachers and improved roads. 

Meet Wat

Our sponsor child Nattawat Kingkornkan is 9 years old and lives with his parents and 2 siblings in a small mountainous community in Thailand. His favorite activities include singing and telling stories, and he also regularly attends church activities. He is responsible for making beds.

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Wat’s Community

Baan Jamnoi is located in Northern Thailand and is home to approximately 500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood with corrugated iron roofs.

The regional diet consists of maize, rice, pork, bananas and vegetables. Common health problems in this area include skin diseases and conjunctivitis. Half of the adults in Baan Jamnoi are unemployed, but some work in agriculture and earn the equivalent of $17 per month.  This community needs tuition assistance and stable employment opportunities.

Our Sponsorship

Through Compassion International, our sponsorship provides Arto and Wat with opportunities to help them break the cycle of poverty. Compassion child development centers promote healthy development including eating nutritious meals, learning the proper way to brush their teeth, regular health checkups, getting help with their homework, language tutoring, Bible studies, playing soccer and community service opportunities. Arto and Wat now have a safe place to learn, grow, play and dream about a future free from poverty.

Visit www.compassion.com to find out how you can make a difference in the life of a child.

Think Outside the Box and Make Lunchtime Healthy and Fun!

August 2, 2013

It’s that time again. With school in session (or quickly approaching) it’s time to think outside the box when it comes to preparing healthy lunches that kids will eat. Try serving lunch in a colorful Bento Lunch Box Container!

Get colorful.

It’s easy to have 1 or 2 “go to” fruits or veggies as a side, but don’t be afraid to mix it up. Apples, bananas, berries, sliced melon, grapes, oranges, pears: the greater the variety, the better your child’s nutrition – and the more fun they’ll have seeing what’s inside each day.

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Second to food selection is getting your child to eat it. It’s amazing how far a fun shape can go. Give them a choice about their sandwiches (triangles or rectangles), and slice vegetables into fun-shaped wedges or silly curves. Are you feeling inspired? Try this cute Sheep Bento Box by Anna Yamamoto.

Cheat on PB&J.

Yes, it’s a good source of protein and a childhood favorite. But variety is essential to good nutrition. Rotate between peanut butter & jelly, tuna salad, deli cheese/meat, and a pita stuffed with veggies and hummus or a mild fish like kipper snacks. And try different types of bread, while you’re at it. Lunch will stay exciting and healthy.

Cheat on sandwiches, too. Bentos_Hamburger_P-114080

Yes, they’re good finger food, but there’s much more out there, and there are better ways to pack in the nutrition. Try these Meatball “Mini Burgers” with Mashed Potatoes. Or whip up a batch of cold salad (such as a Tuna Pasta Salad) at the beginning of the week and pair daily servings with fresh fruit or veggies.

Make school lunch a family affair.

All of these tips apply not to just kids, but to the whole family, both for the sake of your nutrition and for setting a good example. If you plan for multiple lunches, it’s easier to have the right stuff on hand. Leftovers are a great way to keep it simple at the whole-family level. Making Albacore Stuffed Jumbo Shells for dinner? Prepare a double batch and you’ve got lunch covered.

Clam Juice in Glass Bottles Now Available with BPA-Free Lids

July 18, 2013

Crown Prince is concerned about the issue of BPA (Bisphenol A) in cans and we have transitioned many of our products already to BPA-Free packaging.  But did you know that BPA can also be used in the lining material of bottle lids as well?  We are pleased to inform our customers that our products packed in glass bottles have BPA-Free lids!

Our Clam Juice is imported from Holland. This pantry staple is sourced from clam beds managed for sustainable harvests in the clear waters of Holland’s Waddenzee (Wadden Sea.)

Our Clam Juice is imported from Holland. This pantry staple is sourced from clam beds managed for sustainable harvests in the clear waters of Holland’s Waddenzee (Wadden Sea.)

While the FDA maintains that BPA does not pose a health risk, Crown Prince Seafood is dedicated to providing the safest, modestly priced, quality canned seafood. We will seek to transition all of our products to BPA-Free as the correct packing materials become available.

Keep Your Skin Healthy While Enjoying the Summer Sun

June 21, 2013

As the weather warms up we find ourselves spending more time outside. Taking care of your skin is essential, especially in the summertime.

Skin is the body’s largest organ, a waterproof shield providing the first line of defense against foreign substances as well as protecting the body from trauma. Covering about 3,000 square inches, your skin helps regulate body temperature and manufactures bone-strengthening vitamin D, produced through exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays.

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Protecting your skin

Your body only needs about 10 minutes of daily sun exposure (without sunscreen) to produce vitamin D. If you are going to spend more than a few minutes outside, sunscreen should be used to avoid sunburn and reduce your risk of skin cancer. Protect your skin from those harmful UV rays even on cloudy days.

  • Sunscreen should be water resistant and SPF-15 or higher
  • Use a lip balm or lipstick with SPF-15 protection
  • Wear a hat with a wide brim to protect your face and ears
  • Choose sunglasses that provide UV 400 protection

Treating a sunburn

As soon as you feel that tingling burn or notice your skin turning pink, get out of the sun! It can take hours for all of the symptoms to develop. Try these techniques to reduce skin redness and pain:

  • Take an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as ibuprofen to reduce swelling and redness
  • Apply a cold compress to your skin
  • Take a cool bath or gentle shower and moisturize to make peeling less noticeable
  • Apply aloe vera or cortisone cream to soothe skin
  • Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration

Getting a sunburn causes long lasting damage, especially in children. In fact, just one bad burn as a child can double their lifetime risk of skin cancer. Seek medical attention if blistering or fever occurs.

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