Southstream lands I&J hake contract
Southstream Seafoods of Warwick, R.I., on Wednesday announced that it joined forces with South African frozen food products innovator Irvin & Johnson Limited.
The importer-distributor will market and exclusively distribute I&J South African Wild Caught MSC Certified Cape Capensis to the U.S. foodservice industry.
"The MSC Chain of Custody standard for seafood traceability makes sure that the MSC label is only displayed on seafood from a MSC certified sustainable fishery," the company said. "It means that consumers and seafood buyers can have confidence that the fish they are buying can be traced back to a fishery that meets the MSC environmental standard for sustainable fishing."
Cape capensis (Merluccius capensis) is caught by deep-sea trawlers off the west coast of southern Africa. The fillets are processed and frozen at sea, locking in quality and freshness. The flaky, white-fleshed species is a popular alternative to cod, haddock, flounder, sole and orange roughy.