Sysco companies, Brakes and M&J Seafood, have been rewarded for their passionate focus on the quality, sustainability and provenance of their seafood, collecting the MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) Foodservice Wholesaler of the Year award for the 9th consecutive year.
Sysco is committed to supporting customers to create more sustainable and healthier menus, from the way ingredients are sourced and produced, to their handling through the supply chain and menu development. When sourced responsibly, fish and seafood can be a fantastic ingredient with strong nutritional values. Working with organisations and certifications including MSC, MCS and ASC, Brakes and M&J Seafood have developed an enviable range of sustainably sourced seafood, winning the MSC Foodservice Wholesaler of the Year every year since the awards were launched in 2014.
Sysco GB Merchandising Director, Stuart Smith, said: “We have unique expertise in fish, with M&J’s long-established reputation for sourcing the best of the catch and Brakes’ unrivalled scale and foodservice knowledge, providing customers access to an incredible foodservice fish proposition.
“While it’s fantastic that we’ve been awarded Foodservice Wholesaler of the Year for the past nine years, we are committed to continuing to build the category, bringing customers new, exciting and sustainable fish options that will enhance any menu.”
Brakes and M&J Seafood have continued to innovate in the seafood category, including introducing new MSC British coley, Jersey MSC lobster and converting all breaded plaice to MSC certified in the past year.