Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash. is the second hospital in North America to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chain of Custody certification for sustainable, wild-caught seafood, MSC has announced. Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle was first, certified last year.
MSC certification ensures that seafood products bearing the blue MSC eco-label are fully traceable to a fishery that has been certified to the global MSC standard as sustainable and well-managed.
Providence St. Peter serves more than 1500 meals daily, including dishes such as MSC certified pan seared Pacific cod and Thai peanut salad or Caesar salad with Oregon pink shrimp.
MSC Chain of Custody certification assures that in every step of the chain—from the fishers, to the processor, to the distributor and the end user—MSC certified seafood is not mixed with or substituted for non-certified seafood. To achieve certification, Providence St. Peter worked with MSC Chain of Custody certified foodservice distributor Food Services of America to ensure complete traceability through the supply chain.
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