CBC News has learned the Canada’s “tuna” water is finally here to be sold in grocery stores across the country.
“The water is the best we’ve ever had,” said Chris Mancini, the chief executive officer of Aquaculture Canada.
“It’s not just the quality of the water, but it’s the way it is treated, it’s all about sustainability.”
He says the company has been working closely with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ensure the water meets strict safety standards.
“They’ve made us a lot more confident that we can sell this product in the United States and that it meets the standards we’ve set in the U, and we’ll continue to do so,” Mancinis said.
The Aquacultor Pure Water product was developed to help meet the needs of small-scale fishermen in Canada.
The product is certified as “sustainable aquaculture” by the World Wildlife Fund.
The company’s Aquacultural Pure Water system consists of two separate systems, one for freshwater and one for saltwater.
Mancini says the system was developed with input from the Canadian Aquacostal Association, the Canadian Sustainable Aquacounty Association and the Canadian Salmon Association.
“It’s all done by the people that work in the fish business and there are no outside people involved,” Mascini said.
“We have a long-term relationship with them.”
Mancinis says the Aquacietor Pure water will be available at grocery stores starting this summer.
“You’ll be able to find it at grocery store outlets starting in May,” he said.