Quality is our "Maine" Distinction!

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August 31, 2011

Bar Harbor Foods prides itself on it’s ability to deliver the highest quality seafood products from the coldest, cleanest waters on the East Coast to seafood lovers across the country. Because we start with only the freshest ingredients, it is our company’s mission to preserve the integrity of the food that we bring from the docks of Maine to your table.

In fact, honest, delicious food is part of our Downeast heritage. We prepare each of our authentic, all-natural seafood products by hand in small batches in our kitchen on Holmes Bay. Our specially trained staff hand-sorts every mussel, clam and lobster, ensuring that we maintain quality, freshness, and the best taste possible during each step that our seafood travels between our kettles and our customer’s pantries.

For us, quality and food safety go hand-in-hand. While we have stayed true to the legacy of producing pure, simple food that our company’s founder, Willard Look, established in 1917, we also pride ourselves on the many safety and quality-ensuring measures that we have added to our production process. Each step in our production chain has been implemented and is maintained according to the standards of the Safe Quality Food Initiative (SQFI), which was developed to continuously improve food safety management systems, and provide confidence to consumers.

We have taken great care to document each of these processes, and integrate them into Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), which our employees follow while producing each small batch of our top-quality seafood products. Each of them has seen the difference that building quality into every step of production makes in our products. As a result, our family of employees takes great pride in hand-sorting our seafood for quality, hand-packing our seafood meats into infinitely recyclable steel cans, and inspecting each of our Green Seal certified recycled labels.

Because of all of these efforts, we know when we ship a pallet of our traditional Downeast products to our retail partners, that it contains the best tasting, highest quality, and best looking products on a retail grocery shelf. At Bar Harbor Foods, Quality is our Maine Distinction.

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