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U.S. Foods joins GSSI

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Foodservice distributor U.S. Foods has joined Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) as a funding partner.

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US Foods is the first American foodservice distributor to join GSSI’s Global Partnership.

Herman Wisse, programme director at Netherlands-based GSSI, which has a Global Benchmark Tool for seafood certification schemes, said: "US Foods’ longstanding dedication to seafood sustainability and traceability is highly commendable.

"As a foodservice distributor, U.S. Foods represents a critical part of the seafood supply chain, and GSSI is delighted to welcome them to the partnership.

"Having U.S. Foods join the Global Partnership is a strong step forward for GSSI’s global non-competitive effort in ensuring clarity, confidence and choice in seafood certification."

“We are proud to join GSSI and support their global mission to provide more sustainable seafood for everyone,” commented Jennifer Wandler, director of seafood category management at U.S. Foods.

"We look forward to the partnership supporting our commitment to the ongoing review and implementation of best practices across our seafood supply chain."

U.S. Foods will join 41 other global companies in working towards GSSI’s mission of providing more sustainable seafood.

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