When production began in 1997 Seagreens® were the first seaweed species to be wild 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 from Europe and 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. That is how most seaweeds are collected and cheaply produced in very large volumes mainly for industrial scale alginate extraction and for use in horticulure and even more sadly, animal feed.
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 are now the seawedd 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 recognised by the Vegan Society of Great Britain and are 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 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 Certified Kosher Circle U under the supervision of the Kashruth Division of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America and by the Halal Monitoring Committee.
This extensive accreditation covers the distribution and retail of Seagreens® throughout Europe and 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