A new UK-wide wholesaler and distributor standard is to be launched by Seafish.
The Seafish Quality Wholesaler Award is designed for small to medium-sized businesses operating in both the wet and frozen wholesale or distribution stage of the seafood supply chain and sourcing from any waters.
Seafish chief executive John Rutherford said: “The award will not only help drive up standards throughout the chain, it’s also an important marketing tool.
“Running a wholesale or distribution business is fiercely competitive and our message to managers is to be a part of it, as maintaining standards will help put your business ahead.”
To qualify for the award, which is based on the existing Seafish Quality Processor Award scheme, each company will go through an independent audit covering all aspects of its operation, including premises, machinery and equipment, hygiene standards and management controls.