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What does “Certified Organic” really mean?

Since 1995, Creative Salmon has been doing things differently.

“What started as trialing pens without the use of antibiotics turned into a full-on mission to move to organic,” says Tim Rundle, General Manager at Creative Salmon.

Years of effort pursuing natural, organic processes helped Creative become the first salmon farming company to achieve Canadian organic certification.

Certified organic means:

  • No antibiotics
  • No GMOs
  • No growth hormones
  • Natural diet sources
  • Low-density environment (more than twice the room for fish to move and grow than a conventional farm environment)

Tim acknowledges that growing organically is neither easy nor inexpensive. “At Creative Salmon, we consider our people, the environment, the health of our fish, and our customers in everything we do,” he says. “We’re proud to make these choices despite the extra work and costs involved.”

Creative is currently certified by Pro-Cert Organic Systems whose food scientists, agrologists, biologists and animal scientists independently verify that certified farms – like Creative – are adhering to organic standards.

Look for the “Canada Organic” logo on Creative Salmon’s products.

For more information on organic certification, visit


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