Frequently Asked Questions.
OBI Seafoods is the world's largest canner of wild Alaska salmon. If you have questions about our canned products, we have answers! If you have any questions left unanswered below, please reach out to us using our contact form, and we will be happy to help.
If you found a glass-like object in your canned salmon, it is likely the harmless and natural occurring substance known as struvite. Struvite is a crystalline form of magnesium ammonium phosphate which occasionally develops in canned salmon and is an entirely natural phenomenon. Struvite crystals should be soft enough to be scratched with a fingernail and are soluble in vinegar. To confirm that the object you found is struvite, it is advised that you place it in boiling vinegar for ten minutes. From there, the struvite crystals should dissolve. If the crystals do not dissolve, please contact us, and a member of our customer service team will be in touch.
Commonly known as the "traditional" style, it is customary for canned salmon to include skin and bones. The cooking process softens the skin and bones, adding a delicate flavor and texture. By including the skin and bones in canned salmon, consumers benefit from the wildly nutritious minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids. However, OBI does offer skinless/boneless versions of our canned salmon. Head to our Wild Alaska Canned Salmon page to learn more about each of our brands and the product forms available.
Yes, our cans are BPA-free. We take product safety and quality seriously, and as a result, we have ensured that all of our cans are manufactured without the use of Bisphenol A (BPA). You can confidently enjoy our products without any concerns about BPA exposure. If you have any further questions or require more information, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
Our salmon is proudly wild caught. We believe in providing our customers with the freshest and most sustainably sourced seafood possible. Wild-caught salmon not only offers a superior taste and texture but also supports the well-being of our oceans and ecosystems. We're committed to delivering the highest quality products, and you can trust that our salmon comes from the pristine waters of Alaska.
Yes, canned salmon is ready to eat. Canning is a preservation process that involves cooking the salmon and sealing it in a can, which effectively sterilizes the contents. As a result, canned salmon is fully cooked and safe to consume straight from the can. However, it's important to note that canned salmon typically comes with bones and skin, so some may prefer to remove them before eating. Additionally, you can use canned salmon in various recipes, such as salads, sandwiches, or as a topping for crackers, to enhance its flavor and create delicious meals. You can find recipes for canned salmon on each page for the product here.