Maine Coast Achieves SQF Food Safety Certification

Demonstrating continued commitment to our customers providing high-quality, safe and sustainable North Atlantic live lobster

September 17, 2019

YORK, MAINE —Maine Coast, known for Lively Lobster™, fresh North Atlantic lobster sourced from U.S.A. and Canadian fisheries for distribution across the US and around the world, today announced that the company has achieved certification under the prestigious Safe Quality Food (SQF) Food Safety Code for Manufacturing. Achieving a score of 97 and Excellent status.

The SQF Food Safety Code is a globally recognized, independent food safety standard administered by the Safe Quality Food Institute. Widely considered one of the most rigorous and comprehensive food safety and quality standards in the world, SQF Certification requires producers to develop and implement a stringent food safety system that applies to every step of their supply chain, ensuring that products are produced, handled, processed, and distributed in accordance with standards among the strictest in the industry.

“Our customers trust Maine Coast to deliver high-quality lobster each and every time.” said Tom Adams, CEO, Maine Coast. “The company is committed to the sustainability of our wild fishery via our Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification and active leadership in the Maine Certified Sustainable Lobster Association (MCSLA). Achieving SQF certification was a company a priority to ensure the safety and quality of our products. We are proud of the certification and to be currently positioned as one of the only lobster wholesalers certified on live lobster. It is an achievement that reinforces our longstanding commitment to live lobster and to providing our customers products that are sustainable, high-quality, safe, and trusted.”

About Maine Coast:

Maine Coast is an SQF and MSC certified global distributor of North Atlantic live lobster headquartered in York, Maine. Our operations strategically located in York, Maine and on the Boston Fish Pier provide for rapid- ship delivery worldwide. Maine Coast has state of the art facilities with holding capacity for 180,000 pounds of live lobster, employing 45 people. The company has received numerous awards in the past few years including 2016 Mainebiz Fastest Growing Mid- Sized Company, and 2017 Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies, 2018 Maine International Trade Center’s Exporter of the Year, and 2019 Presidential “E” Award for Exports.