Health and Social care food producer apetito UK has been awarded the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) chain of custody certification for its commitment to sustainable fish.
The new certification comes as it is confirmed 85% of the wild fish apetito UK source is now MSC-certified sustainable and traceable.
Lee Sheppard, director of public policy and external affairs at apetito UK, explained: "We are delighted to have taken this strong and decisive commitment to 100% demonstrably sustainable fish. Forty of our fish dishes now contain MSC-certified sustainable fish - including 100% of all cod, plaice, pollock and hoki meals.
"Enhancing health and wellbeing is at the heart of our business and this is an important step in our continued journey to ensure we offer uncompromising, quality nutrition for our customers, with unparalleled levels of sustainability."
The wide range of MSC-certified fish dishes that apetito offer includes individual, bulk and plated meals, and a range of specialist nutrition products, including softer fish dishes for those with dysphagia.
George Clark, UK commercial manager at MSC, congratulated apetito UK on their efforts, and commented: "Apetito's MSC certification is a fantastic achievement and supplying an incredible 3.2m meals means that there is now access to MSC dishes where previously it has not existed on this scale.
"We know apetito's new certification will inspire others in the health and social care sector to discover the great range and availability of MSC sustainable fish and support the mission of maintaining good fish stocks in healthy oceans."
The MSC programme meets the best practice guidelines set by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO) and the International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labelling Alliance (ISEAL).
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