Hy-Vee Offering Responsible Choice Yellowfin Tuna – Perfect for Sushi

Hy-Vee stores are offering a new Responsible Choice Sushi-Ready Yellowfin Tuna for our customers. The tuna is caught in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Indonesia is one of the most important producers of tuna and large pelagic fish in the world. Indonesia’s territorial waters adjoin both the Indian Ocean and the Western Central Pacific Ocean, two of the world’s most important fishing grounds for tuna.

Fishermen use small vessels and artisanal handlines – one hook, one line and one fish at a time. This fishing method does not impact other species or the marine environment.

Promptly after being caught, the tuna is quickly frozen to -76 degrees Fahrenheit to protect perfect natural color, flavor and texture. It also suspends all bacterial action. The specific process used for this tuna is the key to keeping the sashimi quality. The tuna is never treated with preservatives.

This is truly the best quality tuna available with a full chain of custody traceability. Visit your local Hy-Vee and ask one of our seafood specialists about Responsible Choice Sushi-Ready Yellowfin Tuna today.

Author: John Rohrs

I’m John Rohrs, seafood purchasing manager at Perishable Distributors of Iowa, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hy-Vee established in 1982 to provide a central distribution system for perishable products to Iowa stores. In my job, I work with stores to help create more sales and educate employees on seafood. Through Hy-Vee’s Responsible Choice initiative I’ve enjoyed meeting and communicating with vendors and creating the friendships that make our partnerships work.