Olympic catering leads UK seafood supplier to commit to sustainable seafood
Oct 19, 2012
Seafood supplier, Simson’s Fisheries has gained Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chain of Custody certification allowing it to supply certified sustainable seafood to a long list of major foodservice clients in the UK.
The distributor can now supply the following sustainable fish to hotel groups, restaurants, pub groups, retailers, schools and hospitals:
MSC certified Icelandic cod
MSC certified South African hake
MSC certified Eastern Canadian lobster
MSC certified Canadian northern prawns
MSC certified Icelandic haddock
MSC certified New Zealand hoki
MSC certified Alaskan pollock
“We have always endeavoured to provide sustainable fish where possible and can now strengthen this by being able to provide MSC certified sustainable fish,” Philippa Raven, Sustainability Advisor at Simson’s Fisheries explains. “We chose to get Marine Stewardship Council certification as – following the London 2012 Olympics – we wanted to offer certified sustainable fish to a wide range of our customers.”
Helen Tiwari, UK Foodservice Manager, added: “I am thrilled that Simson’s has achieved MSC Chain of Custody certification. This shows their level of commitment to sustainable sourcing and opens the doors for a large number of UK foodservice clients to also become MSC certified and serve sustainable seafood.”
The Marine Stewardship Council Chain of Custody certification confirms MSC certified seafood from Simson’s is traceable through every step of the supply chain – from the boats, to the processor, to the distributor, and then the customer.
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