QUALITY & ENVIRONMENT
Gazander Oysters is fully committed to producing only top quality oysters with minimal impact on the environment.
We are lucky enough to work and grow our product in a pristine and remote part of the world and are keenly aware of our responsibility to protect it.
The waters of the Coffin Bay and Little Douglas Bay waterways are fed by the cold upwellings from the Great Southern Ocean. This ensures that our oysters are grown and nurtured in the most pure of environments. Our oysters filter feed from the bountiful waters and this is evident in their taste and quality.
Gazander Oysters employs the HACAAP method to maintain records and farm practices. Our oysters are fully traceable from introduction to the lease as spat, during their grow out phase and once harvested until they reach their wholesale destination.
Gazander Oysters is certified under the SA Primary Produce Food Safety Scheme Act 2004. Accreditation No 80/026. The scheme is yearly audited and covers all aspects of safely growing, harvesting, packing, and transporting our oysters.
Coles has embarked on a journey leading to the supply of environmentally sustainable fresh seafood product, supported by a strategic partnership with WWF Australia.
As a result of this we have been assessed as the following- Ecological Sustainability Evaluation of Seafood for Gazander Oysters - Responsibly sourced seafood choice.
We are committed to a continual process of improvement of farm practices. We source our infrastructure as ethically and sustainably as possible. We are committed to using renewable energy in our operations thru solar power, water catchment, recycling water and waste materials.
The South Australian Shellfish Quality Assurance Program (SASQAP) was established as a joint iniative between Primary Industries and Resources SA (PIRSA) and the shellfish industries of South Australian in 1994. The quality assurance program provides public health protection for consumers of South Australian shellfish. Under the program, water and shellfish where oysters, mussels, cockles and scallops are harvested are monitored to ensure that shellfish product sold only originates from areas free of any harmful substances.