US universities earn MSC certification
The Marine Stewardship Council announced that Aramark and its client partners at the University of Virginia and James Madison University have achieved
The certification of the two universities will provide more than 40,000 students,
“In 2008, Aramark made a commitment that our seafood purchases in the United States would come from sustainable sources by 2018. Working with MSC has helped us develop processes that ensure our seafood can be traced to sustainable sources,” said Rita Alison, Aramark Higher Education national senior manager of environmental sustainability. “Together, we are taking steps to transform the seafood marketplace, and ultimately, preserve the world’s oceans and fisheries.”
Serving 3.2 million meals annually, University of Virginia Dining will offer MSC certified seafood in three residential dining rooms including the Fresh Food Co. at Newcomb Hall, Observatory
James Madison University Dining Services serves 4.8 million meals annually and will provide MSC certified seafood in residential dining locations including East Campus and Gibbons dining halls.