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Whole Foods Market® Eliminates Red-rated, Wild-caught Species, Meets Seafood Sustainability Goal One Year Early

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'Fishmonger Face-Off' to highlight team members' skill, inform shoppers about sustainable seafood

By Whole Foods Market
Published: Friday, Mar. 30, 2012 - 2:40 am

NEW YORK, March 30, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning this Earth Day (April 22), Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) will no longer carry red-rated, wild-caught fish in its seafood departments. The move, which comes one year ahead of the company's self-imposed deadline of Earth Day 2013, makes Whole Foods Market the first national grocer to stop selling red-rated seafood.

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