Water Quality

Water Quality

Isolated from heavily populated and polluted areas, the high quality of its natural environment, spectacular coastlines and water purity make New Zealand one of the most ideal countries for growing seafood. Seafood with the quality and flavour that is a true reflection of its source.

New Zealand operates one of the strictest quality assurance programmes for shellfish in the world, testing both the shellfish and the water in which it grows for biotoxins, bacteria and heavy metals. Water quality is rigorously and constantly monitored with testing carried out to specifications and standards set by the U.S Food and Drug Administration, European Union and NZ Food Safety Authority to ensure New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussels are consistently of the highest quality standard. Under this stringent monitoring programme, no product can be harvested from farms without confirmation that water testing during the growing cycle, environmental monitoring and product testing has declared it as safe.