NFFF Training Academy’s MSC certification takes seafood sustainability to next level
The National Federation of
Fish Friers (NFFF) have been awarded MSC certification for their well-equipped Training
Academy, which offers a variety of leading training courses for both new
starters or existing chip shop personnel to learn new skills and knowledge.
The news builds on the development last year that saw NFFF offer MSC certification to businesses as part of the Quality Award process. This cheaper application process is proving a great success with many chippies getting MSC certification to promote traceable, certified sustainable fish by using the blue ecolabel on their menu.
The certification of the academy marks an important step in helping the industry with sustainability topics. Future collaboration with the MSC will see bespoke MSC seafood sustainability classes and certification workshops offered in 2017.
Certified chippies have been delighted with the positive effect of gaining MSC certification, seeing a boost to the development of their businesses and values for both staff and customers.
The growing number of chippies using the MSC label, shows that the fish and chip sector is leading the restaurant trade towards sustainability.There are currently over 85 MSC certified fish and chip shops in the UK, with many of them doing well in the National Fish and Chip Awards. This year over two thirds (70%) of the finalists for the awards had MSC certification and use the blue label on their fish and chips.
In January, 9 out of ten finalists for the most prestigious awards, the National Takeaway of the Year Award, were MSC certified, which is a great success story for the industry and demonstrates their commitment to sustainable seafood.
George Clark, MSC UK Commercial Manager commented on the NFFF’s latest development with the MSC;
"The NFFF has played a significant role in promoting seafood sustainability since offering MSC certification as part of their Quality Award scheme in April 2016, making the process easier, quicker and cheaper than ever. The certification of the Training Academy is the next significant step for the NFFF and aligns with their efforts to drive the sustainability agenda in the industry. By achieving MSC certification for their Training Academy the NFFF can now use the distinctive blue MSC ecolabel when cooking up sustainable fish in their training centre.”
Story By: MSC
Date : 13-03-2017