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Health and Nutrition Questions

How much fish can I safely eat?
Use the seafood calculator at to determine how much fish is safe to eat, based on mercury standards from the FDA. This informative website also provides nutritional information including omega-3 and other important nutrients you get from seafood. back to top

Are your products sustainably caught?
We are proud of our commitment to seek and source sustainably harvested fish certified by third parties. All countries from which we harvest fish have management programs in place to maintain a good harvest level; they want to have fish stocks for future generations just as we do. For more information, visit our Sustainable Seafood page. back to top

Your label reads "Wild Caught - From Managed Fisheries" how can it be both?
With the exception of our Smoked Oysters and Shrimp, all of our products are wild caught. When we reference that the product is from a managed fishery we are not referring to being farm raised but rather harvested in a sustainable manner. Many governments have programs in place that calculate the biomass of fish available in that fishing area and only allow a certain percent of fish/shellfish to be caught during a given fishing season or year. Depending on the fishing area and type of fish/shellfish there are several methods used to determine the biomass. Once determined, the governing body takes the estimated biomass of fish available and allots a percentage that is a food source for other marine life as well as percent that needs to remain to repopulate future fish stocks, etc. and then establishes the amount that can be caught. Crown Prince only lists "from managed fisheries" on labels where there is a governing body controlling the catch. Some fish stocks are not overseen by a governing body and therefore cannot be referred to as "managed." However, Crown Prince does not source product from threatened fish stocks. Be assured that we are seeking Marine Stewardship Council or an equivalent sustainability certification for all our products in the Natural line. back to top

Is there mercury in canned tuna?
Mercury is a naturally occurring element in the earth's crust, and therefore is also present in trace amounts in all living organisms. back to top

How much mercury is in canned tuna?
In lab tests run between 2002 and 2004 by the FDA, the average level of mercury in canned light tuna is 0.12 ppm, and in albacore 0.35 ppm. The FDA has set as their action level 1 ppm of mercury. This level provides a wide margin of safety, as it is ten times the level at which the most sensitive people will experience health problems. For more information, visit our Mercury and Tuna page. back to top

What is omega-3?
Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated essential fatty acids that are found predominantly in deep-sea salt water fish. These fatty acids are found in higher amounts in cold water fish. There is evidence of a number of health benefits from eating fish rich in these fatty acids. back to top

Do your products contain MSG?
Monosodium glutamate is used in Crown Prince and Ocean Prince crab meat, chopped clams and minced clams. There is no MSG present in any Crown Prince Natural product. As always, anyone with food allergies or sensitivities should carefully read all labels. back to top

What is gluten?
Gluten is a protein commonly found in many types of grains (specifically wheat, barley, oats and rye).
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Are your products gluten free?
Yes, all of our canned seafood products are gluten free and are not processed with any ingredients known to contain gluten. Please be advised that our packing facilities are not certified gluten free and cross-contamination could occur. As always, anyone with food allergies or sensitivities should carefully read all labels, especially products in sauces. On occasion, sauce formulations may change. back to top

What are Trans Fats or Trans Fatty Acids?
Trans fats, or trans fatty acids are a type of fat formed when hydrogen is added to liquid oils under high heat to turn them into solid fats like shortening and stick margarine. These trans fats can increase the risk of heart disease by increasing the amount of LDL, or "bad" cholesterol, and lowering the amount of HDL, or "good" cholesterol in the bloodstream. back to top

Are there any Trans Fats in your products?
No, our products do not contain trans fats. back to top

Are your oysters wild caught?
No, our oysters are considered farm raised since we seed the ropes, however they feed on plankton which is a normal diet and are harvested in the ocean. Since they grow naturally in the ocean they are not fed any antibiotics or growth hormones. back to top

Are your sardines farm raised?
No, all of our fish are wild caught. back to top

Is your salmon wild caught or farm raised?
All of our salmon is wild caught. We do not use farm raised salmon. For more information, visit our Wild Caught vs. Farm Raised page. back to top

Are any of your products Kosher?
Yes, most of our products are Kosher. For a complete listing, visit our Kosher Products page. back to top

Are any of your products fat-free?
Yes, we offer several fat-free products. For a complete listing, visit our Fat Free Products page. back to top

Do you offer any low sodium products?
Yes, we offer several low sodium products. For a complete listing, visit our Low Sodium Products page.
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