Although cured today using the same century old traditions handed down from generation to generation,
our quality control program is produced under the strict quality management program of Canadian Fisheries and Ocean regulations. Under this quality management
program administered by the Canadian government, our plants and packers must adhere to strict regulations. Every box produced is stamped & certified. The ultimate test of
satisfaction is our ability to continually deliver the finest Cod, Hake, or Pollock to our customers.
Great Northern specializes in the two major types of salt fish products--whole split Baccala
or Baccalao and the boneless further processed fillet items.
Baccalao is head off whole split or butterflied fish usually Cod, Pollock, or Hake. All products
are available as ordinary cure with a 44--50% moisture content and semi dry with a moisture content between 40--44%. The amount of salt content also can vary. Normal packs include
heavy salt or lightly salted. The five ranges are as follows:
- Extra Small Under 11 1/2 Inches
- Small 11 1/2 -- 16 1/2 Inches
- Medium 16 1/2 -- 21 Inches
- Large 21 -- 25 Inches
- Xtra Large 25 Inches and up
Our product is packed in large 50 lbs. Flat cardboard boxes. Product is skin on and fins on.
Boneless or semi boneless fillets are commonly known as "strips". We carry high quality
"choice" products in 30 or 40 LB wooden cases. Each case is certified and plant inspected and carries the Canadian inspection and registration number. There are five major sizes ranges:
- Medium fillets from U-15" flaps
- Regular fillets from 15 - 20" flaps
- Large fillets from 20 - 25" flaps
- Jumbo fillets from 25"-up flaps
All of Great Northern's product is thoroughly cured, cleaned, firm, and well trimmed. Fillets are free from
excessive salt and other defects. Smaller fillets are packed in the traditional 1 LB wooden retail box or as 1 LB.
retail bags of whole fillets or pieces. Product for export is available and all inquiries are welcomed. When quality and consistency are important, rely on Great Northern Products for your salt fish needs.