The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative announce US Foods, a leading foodservice distributor, has joined GSSI as a Funding Partner.

US Foods is the first American foodservice distributor to join GSSI’s Global Partnership. Their joining reinforces the growing importance of seafood sustainability in food service. US Foods will join 41 other global companies in working towards GSSI’s mission of providing more sustainable seafood for everyone.

“US Foods’ longstanding dedication to seafood sustainability and traceability is highly commendable. As a foodservice distributor, US Foods represents a critical part of the seafood supply chain, and GSSI is delighted to welcome them to the partnership. Having US Foods join the Global Partnership is a strong step forward for GSSI’s global non-competitive effort in ensuring clarity, confidence and choice in seafood certification,” says Herman Wisse, Program Director, GSSI.

“We are proud to join GSSI and support their global mission to provide more sustainable seafood for everyone,” says Jennifer Wandler, director of seafood category management, US Foods. “We look forward to the partnership supporting our commitment to the ongoing review and implementation of best practices across our seafood supply chain.”

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