Phare d’Eckmühl

  • Country: France
  • Regions: Brittany
  • Year of establishment: 1999
  • Specialty : sardines, mackerel, yellowfin tuna, albacore tuna, herring, salmon, cod liver

Phare d’Eckmühl is the organic company of the oldest cannery in the world, La Conserverie Chancerelle. For more information +

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  • Certificats bio Phare d'Eckmuhl 2015
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Phare d’Eckmühl is the organic company of the oldest cannery in the world, La Conserverie Chancerelle. Phare d’Eckmühl ensures that its wild fish is cooked organically and that its farm-raised fish are certified organic. The brand offers a preserved flavour, recognised know-how, support for the local economy and ecology using ethical methods and finally healthy, high-quality products that are colourant and preservative-free. It is through six generations and 150 years of existence that Phare d’Eckmühl has become a producer of high quality fish.

It’s all starting at La Conserverie Chancerelle

La Conserverie Chancerelle is the oldest cannery in the world. This 100% family owned company belongs to the Chancerelle family since 1853. It is based on a strong brand present in supermarkets and hypermarkets :  Connetable – but also on its brand Phare d’Eckmühl, especially reserved for organic stores. These two brands have one major common point: the love for the fish.

In Douarnenez – the westernmost part of Brittany – the Conserverie Chancerelle employs around 700 people and attaches great importance to:

  • a responsible and sustainable purchasing policy
  • the promotion of the local economy
  • a sustainable and ethically correct fishing practice

A commitment since close to 20 years

The Conserverie Chancerelle wants to preserve the world’s fish resources and dutifully deal with them. For this reason, the first organic canned fish of the Phare d’Eckmühl brand was created in 1999. At the beginning of 2019, the company had its extensive efforts in product quality, resource management, social and transparency audited and approved by an independent control body (Bureau Veritas). From this audit, an even more ambitious, sustainable fishing policy with the new label “Sustainable Fish” emerged.

From wild fish to can food

For Phare d’Eckmühl, it is essential to adapt its fishing methods and recipes for the respect of aquatic fauna. But it is also important to think about the future of fishing. It is for this reason that tuna are caught by line, trout and salmon come from certified organic farms and sardines are caught purse-seine. The fish used are also selected for their nutritional and taste properties. Thanks to many years of experience, Phare d’Eckmühl can convince with innovative and at the same time delicious recipes in organic quality.

Products from Phare d’Eckmühl

NATURAL LINE FISHED ALBACORE TUNA

Albacore tuna, with its dense, moist flesh, is considered an excellent alternative to meat. Sometimes called "steak of the sea", this "protein bomb" is a simple food well liked by children, and that can be used in a million different daily recipes as well as in more sophisticated culinary preparations.

ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL BRITTANY SARDINE FILLETS

Mainly fished along the coasts of Brittany and particularly in the Bay of Douarnenez, sardines (Sardina pilchardus) are also sometimes caught in Great Britain: some of our fillets come from Cornwall in England. The largest sardines are filleted before being paired with a delicate, organically-produced extra virgin olive oil.

ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL BRITTANY SARDINES

Cooked following traditional recipes that take care to retain original textures and flavours, our sardines are fried in organic sunflower oil before being dried. They are then placed in tins by hand. Organic olive oil sardines are those of connoisseurs, generous and melting in an organically-produced delicate extra virgin olive oil.

ORGANIC OLIVE OIL MACKEREL FILLETS

Well-known for its distinctive taste, mackerel is also liked for its smooth, light flesh that is firm yet melting. Plentiful in the waters of the East Atlantic and Western Africa right up to Iceland, our mackerel (Scomber scombrus) is trawl-fished from November to February along French, British and Irish coastlines.

ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL AND LEMON BRITTANY SARDINES

Fished in the height of the season and prepared under optimal conditions to ensure excellent omega-3 content (essential fatty acids that are excellent in contributing towards normal functioning of the heart, the brain and eyesight), our sardines are rich in Group D vitamins, and are a good source of iron, phosphorus and calcium. These healthy fillets cooked in water are subtly flavoured using an organic lemon juice and lemon zest marinade.

NATURAL MACKEREL FILLETS

Mackerel is a dish of choice on French menus: it is estimated that 600g of it is consumed per person and per inhabitant per year.
Canned, it is presented naturally, in olive oil, mustard, white wine and with herbs. To be eaten off the fork on taking out of the tin, or to be prepared as homemade pâté, in salads, fritters, quiches and flans, as well as in stuffings. Natural mackerel fillets can be used in all types of recipe: a spoonful of fromage blanc and you have a delicious pâté, mixed into a quiche and you have a delicious fish tart.

NATURAL LINE FISHED WHITE TUNA

Germon tuna, sometimes called "white tuna" is the most sought-after species by foodies. Its white flesh is firm and delicate in flavour, its texture a delight in the mouth. Natural white tuna is recognisable by its white, firm flesh.

NATURAL BRITTANY SARDINES

The French consume more than 15,000 tons of tinned sardines per year! Both young and old love its melting, flavoursome flesh enhanced by our delicious recipes. Simple as a starter or prepared as a pâté or in homemade spreads, fish cakes and quiches, shot-glass appetisers or delicate tarts, this is the star of exquisite aperitifs and starters.
Natural sardines, quite simply, to prepare quiches, tarts and fish cakes, or to be enjoyed any way you like.

ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL BRITTANY SARDINES IN TOMATO SAUCE

Good-size Brittany sardines melting into a very simple organic tomato and olive oil sauce. Our sardines are carefully selected by staff members trained in artisan production techniques. They are hand-sorted, once before cooking and a second time during canning, to offer our consumers unparalleled quality.

ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL LINE FISHED ALBACORE TUNA

Albacore tuna is the must-have grocery item of the French: they consume almost 70,000 tons of it per year! In mixed salads, to be paired with rice and pasta, prepared as a pâté, in shot-glass appetisers, bite-sized, in fritters, fish cakes, tarts or omelettes, one certainly isn't short on recipe ideas. Phare d'Eckmühl Albacore tuna is even softer and more melting in its organic extra virgin olive oil.