Food Pyramid Facts and the USDA My Plate

The USDA changed from the food pyramid to my plate in 2011. The changes were made to help inspire the public lead people to make good eating choices. As you can see in the my plate graphic in the video, the plate is color coded to represent proper portions of each food group. Seafood products remain part of the proteins, and four to six ounces per day is recommended. The USA recommends that seafood is a main protein source at least twice a week. Seafood like salmon is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, and is a super food. Morey’s offer several salmon options that are ready to cook. To view our salmon offerings, visit http://www.moreys.com or find us in your local store. To find a retailer near you, call us at (866) 577-1709.

Seafood and Pregnancy: Seafood is a Healthy Part of Balanced Diet During Pregancy

Many people wonder if seafood is safe to eat while pregnant.  Some believe seafood and pregnancy should not mix.  However, the FDA states that seafood can be an important part of a balanced diet during pregnancy. One study even shows linked low birth weight to mothers that did not consume enough fish during pregnancy.

The FDA recommends cooked fish, especially low-mercury fish like shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, pollock, and farmed catfish. Salmon is an excellent option because it is high in Omega 3 fatty acids and is a super food.

Visit http://www.moreys.com to explore our salmon offerings, and other seafood products.  Morey’s is also available in retailers across the nation, so look for us in your local stores. To find a retailer near you call us at 1.800.808.3474

Smoked Fish to Frozen Seafood: The Story Behind Morey’s Seafood Products

Morey’s Seafood International is now known for manufacturing and distributing restaurant quality frozen seafood products. But the company was first established as Morey Fish company in 1937, when Ed Morey traded a load of corn for a truck load of fresh white fish. From there Ed Morey started to smoke fish and sell it in Motley Minnesota. Morey’s Seafood International’s manufacturing plant is still located in Motley Minnesota. Morey’s Seafood now sells fresh, prepared, and frozen fish internationally to retailers, restaurants, and consumers. Morey’s focuses on quality control and food safety, and has generations of industry professionals maintaining the highest quality in their seafood. To find a retailer in you area or to become a distributor, visit our website, http://www.moreys.com/, or call (866) 577-1709.

 

Motley, MN: A Seafood Product Hub

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When choosing a seafood product, you probably do not think much about the people and places behind it. You might choose a familiar brand name, without ever stopping to consider the town where the food you are buying is produced. It might surprise you, in fact, to learn that many seafood products come from Motley, Minnesota, a small town deep in the northern lakes area of Minnesota, a little over two hours away from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. When Morey’s Seafood was started over seventy-five years ago, the path was paved for Motley to become home to the production of many retail consumer packaged seafood products.

In 1937, a farmer named Ed Morey, who lived in Motley, decided to use his talent for smoking fish to create a new business. He started with a modest smokehouse, and soon people were coming from all over to buy his products. That little “Morey’s Fish House” grew and grew! A manufacturing plant was built and over the years it was refined and modified into the state of the art facility that still sits in Motley today. At present, Morey’s Seafood International delivers hundreds of high-quality frozen seafood products to retailers and restaurants across the nation. And yes, never forgetting our roots, smoked fish is still a proud offering from our product list.

In a small town like Motley, Minnesota, a company as successful as Morey’s is a big deal. Between the Morey’s plant, and Morey’s Seafood Market, many of the town’s nearly six hundred residents rely on the company for their livelihood. As a result of Morey’s presence in Motley, another seafood processor specializing in imitation crab meat products sprung up next door, and is now also a major employer in the area. Motley has truly become a seafood production hub in the upper Midwest!

Being in a small town brings an expectation for a home town feel, and so Morey’s strives to be a great place to work, placing as much value on the dignity and development of our employees as we do on developing each high quality seafood product. When Morey’s was established in 1937, the town of  Motley, itself, was just sixty years old. Morey’s is deeply tied to the community, and committed to its continued growth and success.

PlantJust as we value our employees, Morey’s takes pride in each seafood product we manufacture, creating easy to prepare meals in a responsible manner that provide  nutritious food to families across the country while helping to protect the environment. As a proud member of the National Fisheries Institute, Morey’s shares that organization’s values of implementing safe and responsible supply practices, while encouraging increased seafood consumption.

If you are in the market for a seafood product that is delicious, easy to prepare, and responsibly harvested, consider Morey’s Seafood. Visit the website for more information, or to find recipes and helpful tips. Alternately, join the online community on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Introducing Shrimp Creations: Adding more to Morey’s Array of Seafood Products

Morey’s Seafood has been committed to providing high quality seafood since we were founded in 1937. When Ed Morey first opened his business, he specialized in smoked fish with an emphasis on seafood products high in quality and taste. Seventy-five years later, we still pride ourselves in our continued commitment to those same principles, while creating new, great tasting and convenient seafood products to bring to your table.

SC_Scampi_Shrimp_frnt-239x300Our newest product line, Shrimp Creations, lives up to the high standards you’ve come to expect from Morey’s Seafood. Easy, affordable, great tasting and the quality you have come to know and love.  Available in four great, chef inspired flavors: Thai Curry, Seasoned Alfredo, Creamy Parmesan and Scampi. There’s one that’s sure to appeal to your tastes; even to the pickiest of eaters.

Morey’s Shrimp Creations are the ultimate in convenience food – for easy, quick  entertaining on the fly or just a hassle free dinner after a long day at the office. We designed Shrimp Creations with your busy life in mind and ease of use at the forefront of our product design. Choose whichever cooking method is easiest for you; microwave, sauté or bake and your meal can be ready in as little as 4 minutes. No need to even defrost! Just prepare and add to your favorite rice or pasta, and you’ll have a saucy and satisfying meal in just minutes.

We’re sure you’ll love the flexibility Shrimp Creations gives you to create quick, great tasting meals to simplify your busy life.  Shrimp Creations is an addition to our already popular Fish Creations line of affordable, restaurant quality Morey’s Seafood products.

SC_Curry_Shrimp_2012-239x300Morey’s Seafood products are available at a variety of retailers across the country. Be sure to check out our website, www.moreys.com, for more information about our products. You can sign up to receive tips and recipes from our kitchen to yours. For more interactive conversation, follow us on Twitter or “like” us on Facebook. We’d love to hear from you.

And remember: Good taste. It runs in our family.

Morey’s Seafood Products Feeds Employees and America

 

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For consumers looking for delicious seafood products, they need look no further than Morey’s Seafood. Based in the heart of Minnesota’s lake country, Morey’s provides tasty, responsibly sourced, easy-to-prepare seafood available all across the nation. This means that eating delicious seafood does not require a trip to a fancy restaurant, just a walk to your own freezer.

Where Can I Buy Morey’s Seafood?

Morey’s products are available in many retails locations across the nation, so chances are Morey’s can be found at a store near you. Dedicated to providing affordable high-quality seafood products, Morey’s makes it easy to prepare restaurant quality meals in the comfort of your home. Some of the retailers that carry Morey’s seafood products include:

  • Costco
  • Cub Foods
  • H.E.B. Stores
  • Publix
  • Sam’s Club
  • Walmart
  • And many more! Many stores carry Morey’s seafood products, so visit the website to find a retail location near you.
Environmentally Responsible

Morey’s commitment to quality means providing seafood products in a responsible way. Dedicated to environmental concerns like clean water and renewable resources, the company works with many external groups and agencies to see that these goals are met. Morey’s cares about their employees, too, and is committed to the dignity and development of their people, as well as consistent improvement of their seafood products.

Feeding Employees, Feeding America

Morey’s is proud of the part they play, in both the food supply chain, and in their contribution to the global economy. They refer to it as “All the Families We Feed”. When you buy Morey’s products to serve to your family, your family is fed a great seafood meal; but it goes deeper than that. The staff at Morey’s gets to feed their families as a result, and many other families get to put food on their tables due, in part, to that very same purchase. Grocers, fishermen, truck drivers, farmers and an assortment of artisans are all involved in the creation and packaging of Morey’s products. All feed their families thanks in part to that sale. It’s a small role in the very big global picture, but Morey’s is proud of that role nonetheless.

Morey’s Seafood

For fresh-tasting, delicious, and convenient seafood products, look no further than Morey’s Seafood International. With a variety of retailers across the country, Morey’s can make adding seafood to your diet as easy as opening your freezer. Visit the website for more information, or, for a deeper connection, join the online community on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.