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Frequently Asked Questions

Does John West use genetically modified ingredients (GM) in any of its products?

No we don’t! Now how’s that for a straightforward answer.

How long can you store an open can of Canned Fish?

Remove from the can and place in a suitable air-tight container. Then store in a refrigerator for up to two days.

Are there bones in John West Salmon?

Yes there are, because we believe the skin and bones are an essential part of Salmons all round goodness. In fact the bones are an excellent source of calcium. If you like you can mash the soft bones into the fish so you’re hardly aware of them at all. Alternatively, the skin and bones may be removed before eating the Salmon, or you can choose John West skinless and boneless Salmon if that’s the way you like it.

Should I be worried about Mercury levels in fish?

John West canned tuna is routinely tested and monitored for mercury and other potential environmental contaminants. The levels of mercury we are able to detect are very low and well within the maximum levels permitted under EU/UK legislation. The UK Food Standards Agency advice is that people should eat at least 2 portions of fish a week, one of which should be an oily fish. (Canned tuna is not considered an oily fish). They do make the additional recommendation that if you are trying for a baby or are pregnant, then you should eat no more than the equivalent of 4 cans of tuna a week. (These figures are based on medium-sized cans with a drained weight of about 130 -140g per can). You can read more on this subject at: www.food.gov.uk

Do I need to cook cans of John West canned fish?

As with nearly all canned foods, our canned products are cooked in the can as part of the canning process. This means that they are always fully cooked in the sealed can and may be eaten straight from the can without the need for additional cooking. However, you can warm them up if that is how you like to eat them. Sardines on toast for instance, just wouldn’t be the same with cold sardines.

Can I buy products direct from John West?

Unfortunately we don’t offer this service at the moment. But who knows what may happen in the future?

What is your address?

No. 1 Mann Island, Liverpool L3 1BP, UK.

Who owns John West?

John West is part of the Thai Union Group, incorporated in Thailand. For more information on Thai Union, please visit: www.thaiunion.com

How do I get in touch with John West?

You can write to us at John West Foods Ltd, No. 1 Mann Island, Liverpool L3 1BP, UK. Or if you want to call us, you can phone us on 0151 243 6200.

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