Prince Edward Island cultured oysters are a nutritious seafood choice that are rich in protein and a good source of numerous vitamins and minerals. They also contain dopamine, a vital element that helps to govern brain activity.
Oyster Food Safety Standards:
- Oysters contain twice as much iron as beef or poultry products. Iron is vital to the reproduction of red blood cells.
- One oyster can provide an adult's daily recommended intake of zinc, a proven immunity booster.
- Oysters are a great source of Vitamin B12 and Vitamin C.
- Oysters contain healthy minerals including Thiamin, Magnesium and Phosphorus.
Prince Edward Island oyster producers work in conjunction with provincial and federal food safety departments and are committed to the continuous provision of safe and quality products for the public market.
Canada's stringent seafood safety policies, regulations and inspection standards programs, including the Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program and Quality Management Program, ensure that all seafood products available to the consumer are as safe as possible from adverse micro-organisms or toxins. This system includes monitoring, inspection, research, health-risk assessments and the ongoing development and implementation of regulations.