Our quality starts from the label!

We at Calvisius USA are proud to offer our customers an updated labeling system which reflects CITES standards.


CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments signed in 1973 to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. Sturgeon has been included on this list in 1998, bringing about strict regulations on its farming and trade, and banning certain species from being imported into the USA, such as the coveted Beluga. 

All our caviars are sustainably farmed, thus abiding to these strict regulations; our farms have been leading efforts of repopulation of endangered stock worldwide since the late 1970s and breed only pure species. We pride ourselves for being leaders worldwide in sustainable aquaculture practices.

The three key factors to look for on a caviar tin label

How to read the CITES code? See here the back of one of our labels

Another example, featuring the back label of a hybrid, labeled and sold as Beluga in the USA by other caviar traders: