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Maines Earns MSC Chain of Custody Certification

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US - The Marine Stewardship Council announced today that Maines Paper & Food Service, Incorporated, the seventh largest broadline distributor in the United States, has earned Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chain of Custody certification, making it the first broadliner in the US Northeast to achieve this distinction.

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Maines supplies fresh and frozen seafood to customers, including Cornell University, which, last week, became the first Ivy League university to receive MSC Chain of Custody certification.

Charles Feldman, Vice President of Corporate Business Development for Maines, said: "Maines is honored to be certified by the Marine Stewardship Council and recognizes the importance of maintaining a sustainable source of seafood and working with manufacturers who participate in environmentally responsible fishing practices."

Kerry Coughlin, MSC Americas Regional Director, said: We are proud to welcome family-owned Maines into the Marine Stewardship Council program and appreciate the significant role they will play in supplying MSC-certified sustainable seafood to customers large and small throughout the east coast.

Maines is headquartered in Conklin, New York and serves customers from a dozen major distribution centers that are located in Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Maryland, Tennessee, Illinois and Texas. Maines has been listed in Forbes magazine's Top 300 of America's Largest Private Companies list since 2004. Maines is a family-owned company that was started in 1919 to sell nickel candy to local grocers and has grown into a diversified portfolio of products and services with annual revenues of approximately $3 billion. Maines is a member of the Independent Marketing Alliance (IMA).