WITH the country rocked by the recent horse meat scandal, Solihull primary schools are ensuring all their fish can be traced to its certified sustainable source.
Solihull Council have added the Marine Stewardship Council, MSC, certification to its sustainable fish options, regarded as the best traceability in the world, to ensure any fish can be traced to the ocean it came from.
Councillor Joe Tildesley, cabinet member for children and young people, said: “The recent scandal over the source of certain foods has concerned parents across the country.
“With this traceability in place we can reassure our parents that the fish we serve is exactly what we say it is and that it has come from a sustainable source.”
Independent audits are backed up by DNA testing and random tracebacks in schools, retailers, caterers and suppliers as part of the MSC certification.
With the addition of Solihull, a fifth of the UK’s primaries, over 4,000 English schools, are now MSC certified.