U.S. Foodservice, Notre Dame Become MSC-Certified

The Marine Stewardship Council today announced U.S. Foodservice has become the first MSC-certified foodservice distributor in the United States.

The company is now promoting MSC-certified sustainable seafood products in its Harbor Banks line, which includes Alaska pollock, halibut, keta salmon and sockeye salmon.

Seventeen divisions of U.S. Foodservice will make MSC-certified seafood available to a broad customer base of more than 250,000 commercial and non-commercial establishments in the United States, including restaurants, healthcare facilities, colleges and universities, primary and secondary schools, and other places where food is prepared away from home.

The MSC also announced that the University of Notre Dame committed to buying and serving MSC-certified seafood to its 17,000-plus faculty, staff and students. The Sound Bend, Ind., university works with MSC partner The Plitt Co. of Chicago, to source MSC-certified seafood for its campus dining halls and restaurants.

In addition, the MSC hired Jay Lugar as fisheries outreach manager for the MSC Americas team. Lugar has nearly 20 years of experience in the fisheries and other marine and regulatory affairs. In his new role, he will be involved in outreach to the fishery sector on the east coast of North America, including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean.


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