When production began in 1997 Seagreens® wild wrack were the first seaweed species to be harvested in accordance with Organic practices defined within the Defra and Soil Association Organic Standards. These remain concerned with water quality, contamination and sustainability but alone do not assure consumers of a young, nutritious, raw human food quality seaweed.
Most seaweed produced in Europe and North America, including much of what is sold into the human food chain, can be old seaweed, wind-cast, collected on the beaches and rapidly dried at very high temperatures. To our knowledge none of it is allergen free or produced according to organic raw food standards. Most seaweeds except those that are hand-cut on a very small scale on the shoreline are collected and cheaply produced in very large volumes mainly for industrial alginate extraction and for use in horticulure and even more sadly, animal feed.
Unlike Seagreens, traditional hand cutting on the shoreline does not produce a consistent product with a fully known nutritional composition or batch certification for allergens, contaminants, microbial pathogens, heavy metals moulds and inorganic arsenic.
Seagreens set out to change all this through the careful selection, monitoring, harvesting, transportation, processing, production, packaging, and international food and medical compliance of its Human Food Seaweed (Patents Pending). In the process, Seagreens redefined the standards for producing human food seaweed in Europe which may now be the most advanced in the world.
Seagreens continues to develop its unique standards for Human Food SeaweedTM which is the seaweed ingredient of choice for leading food and nutrition supplement brands
1998 - Europe’s first Organic ‘ocean-to-table’ seaweed producer
2004 - approved to European Demeter Standards by the Biodynamic Association for use in Biodynamic and Organic foods and farming systems
2007 - Demeter approval extended to the USA under Biodynamic® and NOP Organic Standards
2007 - British Government sponsors research at the Centre for Food Innovation, Sheffield
2008 - all Seagreens products registered for Food Safety
2009 - Hebridean Seagreens Ltd receives full Organic Certification for new harvesting and production in Scotland
2010 - awarded for research, sustainability and product innovation
2012 - after 14 years of safe use, Seagreens certified allergen free and Certified Kosher for Passover
GB-ORG-6 - the European Organic logo introduced 2010. Seagreens human food standards surpass EU 834/2007, 889/2008, 710/2009
Biodynamic Association approval for use in organic and biodynamic foods and farming systems
Kosher Certified by the London Beth Din Kashrut Division, Court of the Chief Rabbi
Seagreens® are an allergen and contaminant free whole food suitable for use in all special diets including Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Halal, Kosher, Macrobiotic, Weight-Loss, Wheat-Free, Vegan and Vegetarian.
In 2012 Seagreens added Kosher Certification including for Pesach (Passover) from the Court of the Chief Rabbi, London Beth Din and from Kashrus and Medicines, Rabbi A. Adler.
All capsules used are of 100% vegetable origin and additionally internationally Certified Kosher Circle U under the supervision of the Kashruth Division of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America and Halal by the Halal Monitoring Committee.
This extensive accreditation covers the distribution and retail of Seagreens® worldwide and in the United States with full FDA registration.
Organic Certification EU and USA (Biodynamic Association UK 6: 398)
Kosher Certification for Seagrens production in Scotland
Kosher for Passover Certification for Seagreens consumer products and seaweed ingredients
Kosher Certification for Seagreens Food Capsules and Iodine+ Capsules
Kosher Certification for Seagreen 'The Mineral Salt'
Seagreens® - the trade mark of quality
Seagreens is a trade mark of International Partnership Ltd, Great Britain and registered throughout the EU, the USA and Canada with further applications pending.
It is your assurance that the seaweed in our products and in our customers' products, anywhere in the world, fully meets Seagreens' Human Food Seaweed Standards.
The Hebridean islands' Certifed Water Quality is closely monitored by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency.
Environmental Sustainability Award from the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency and Scottish Natural Heritage.
*Patent Pending GB1205419.3