The University of Nottingham and Brakes are among the winners at the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Awards. Nottingham won the University of the Year MSC certified fish, while Brakes won the Fish Supplier of the Year category 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 launch- ing 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 MSC certified we're incredibly proud of this, and we'll continue to build our range around this focus.
This award emphasises our position as a company leading the way for the foodservice industry, setting the standard in the provision of responsibly sourced fish and seafood."