Wild Alaska canned salmon, is, well, a wild product.  Being a blessedly unadulterated product, (there is nothing in that can but wild salmon, but maybe a little sea salt), expect some variance in the color and quality of the fish inside.  

If disappointed, you can blame it on that poor brave salmon, mere inches in size, who managed to find his/her way out into the cold North Pacific Ocean, migrating thousands of miles, escaping all kinds of perils and predators, competing ruthlessly with siblings, consuming every drop of food that cold ocean had to offer, arriving back to that very same natal stream to sacrifice itself to the life cycle it was committed to live out.  The quality of that brave little fish is very much affected by the food it encounters through its life cycle. Some years the Pacific Ocean offers more abundance than others.  

This is a long winded, tongue-in-cheek way of partially explaining the differences in the fish inside that can—and there are more reasons…

Every reasonable effort is made to grade the salmon at the processing facility, but as freshness and minimal handling going into the can is paramount to the quality of the final canned product, only so much time can be dedicated to grading the fish. 

So, we at Pure Alaska propose a new consciousness about our beloved product—rejoice when you open that ‘perfect’ can, accept the not so perfect AND enjoy every can knowing that the basic miraculous nutritional benefits are always about the same. 

 Every reasonable effort is made to grade the salmon at the processing facility, but as freshness and minimal handling going into the can is paramount to the quality of the final canned product, only so much time can be dedicated to grading the fish.  This past salmon season in Bristol Bay was extraordinary. Over 80 million sockeye salmon returned mostly within three weeks time. That is a heap of a lot of salmon. The salmon processors deserve a medal for how they managed to process this amount of salmon.  The logistics involved are boggling, made much more so by the remoteness of the area.  

So, we at Pure Alaska propose a new consciousness about our beloved product—rejoice when you open that ‘perfect’ can, accept the not so perfect AND enjoy every can knowing that the basic miraculous nutritional benefits are always about the same.  We stand solidly behind the safety and integrity of our cans.  The FDA is ever vigilant at the Alaska plants and the experienced salmon processors take great pride in what they do to bring this great food product to our tables. 

However, if a can is dented (it happens) or the contents are really not to your liking, please contact us.  We may ask for a photo of the cans in question and will negotiate further.  

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