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Aramark expands MSC certification to Canadian colleges, universities

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Aramark has announced that it has achieved MSC Chain of Custody certification, this allows it to source and serve wild-caught seafood that is sustainable and traceable to a certified fishery.

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The MSC programme is being rolled out across 15 of its largest university and college accounts across Canada, this aims to offer certified sustainable seafood options to tens of thousands of staff, students and visitors.

“We are proud to be partnering with the Marine Stewardship Council to identify MSC certified species on our menus through the use of the blue ecolabel,” said Scott Barnhart, senior vice president, Global Supply Chain and Procurement at Aramark.

He added: “We continue to grow the number of MSC certified species on our menus as part of our commitment to responsible sourcing and we’re focusing on practices that help us educate and engage our consumers around this global issue.”

Throughout 2016, Aramark aims to serve approximately 30,000 pounds of certified seafood in Canada.

This stems from the success at Dalhousie University, the first Aramark account to achieve MSC certification in 2014.

It aims to further solidifies the Aramark commitment to support sustainable fisheries and solutions that promote healthier oceans for generations to come.

MSC Chain of Custody ensures that from ocean to plate, MSC labelled seafood is purchased from a certified supplier, properly segregated and labelled so it is never substituted with non-certified species, and is traceable back to a certified source.

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