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Food Services of America Makes Commitment to Sustainable Fish

Lucy Towers
30 September 2013, at 1:00am

US - Food Services of America (FSA), one of the largest broadline foodservice distributors in the United States, will begin supplying customers with Marine Stewardship Council certified seafood in a commitment that coincides with the beginning of National Seafood Month in October.

FSA supplies fresh and frozen seafood to customers from 10 regional distribution centers throughout the Mid-West, West and Alaska. The first location that FSA will supply with MSC certified seafood is in the Pacific Northwest and will be available to customers throughout the FSA system.

Food Services of America is actively engaged and working collaboratively with key seafood suppliers around the world to identify and increase the amount of products that come from sustainable fisheries. The commitment to MSC certified seafood is part of FSA’s overall corporate commitment to sustainability. Jeff Chester, FSA Director of Quality Assurance & Supplier Information, said : “We understand the importance of protecting the world’s seafood resources and our MSC certification gives our customers the choice to support sustainable seafood with the ability to market this choice to their diners. ”

“This commitment demonstrates an understanding by Food Services of America of the importance of engagement by broadline foodservice distributors in the United States and shows their strong commitment to their customers,” said Kerry Coughlin, MSC Regional Director, Americas.

“The Marine Stewardship Council welcomes FSA into the program and is proud to highlight the role they will play in making certified sustainable seafood available to their customers, which in turn will raise awareness with consumers about sustainable seafood.”