US Foods Expands Sustainable Seafood with Spring Scoop

US Foods has launched its 2018 Spring Scoop lineup of sustainable product promotions aimed to help independent restaurant operators meet demand for sustainable menu options, and frozen seafood is a big part of the “Serve Good” program.

"Sustainable menu options are more than a trend, they're a movement that's here to stay. We are committed to delivering a responsible approach to foodservice while equipping independent restaurants with high quality products diners will pay a premium for," said Stacie Sopinka, vice president of product development and innovation for the Rosemont, Illinois-headquartered foodservice distribution company. "Our ‘Serve Good’ portfolio empowers foodservice operators to source a wide variety of food and non-food items that have been carefully developed to help them succeed."

us food salmon photoThe term 'sustainable' has increased more than 300% on seafood menus in the past decade. As the global demand for seafood continues to grow, responsibly sourced seafood is a key area of interest for diners and operators. Spring Scoop highlights several seafood offerings that meet leading third-party certifications, such as Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC):

  • Harbor Banks Coho Salmon: Four-star BAP-certified, this salmon is fed fish protein combined with nutrient dense algae, so it produces more fish protein than it uses while retaining top-quality flavor, texture and nutrition.
  • Harbor Banks Yellowfin Tuna Loin: MSC-certified, sashimi grade, ready to cut and serve with minimal prep required.

Among other product being featured in the “Good Serve” program are Harbor Banks Pressed Alaska Pollock Fillets and Fresh Crumb Breaded Shrimp.

About US Foods

Employing nearly 25,000 people at 60 locations, US Foods serves approximately 250,000 restaurants and foodservice operators. Sales last year amounted to approximately $24 billion.