Brakes has won the Fish Supplier of the Year category at the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Awards for the fourth consecutive year.
The award is in recognition of Brakes’ ongoing commitment to sourcing and promoting the largest range of MSC-certified products in UK foodservice. It now offers caterers 165 MSC certified products.
Andrew Crawford, category manager for Fish and Seafood at Brakes, said: “We’re delighted that our efforts in responsibly sourcing fish and seafood have once again been recognised by the MSC. We’re constantly looking for opportunities to expand our range of MSC-certified products, both by converting existing products in our range to MSC-certified raw material and by launching brand new products.
“So far this year we’ve converted around 30 cod lines to using MSC-certified fish; our innovative new products include a Mac & Cheese Smoked Haddock MSC Fish Cake and Hand-Battered MSC Cod Fillet. Almost 50% of our fish and seafood range is now MSC-certified – we’re incredibly proud of this, and we’ll continue to build our range around this focus. This award emphasizes our position as a company leading the way for the foodservice industry, setting the standard in the provision of responsibly-sourced fish and seafood.”
Other winners at the awards included Birds Eye, named MSC UK Frozen Brand of the Year, which offers the largest range of MSC certified products, and the University of Nottingham, which was named MSC UK University of the Year for serving the largest number of MSC certified dishes to its students.