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Australis Barramundi lands US Foods contract

Serve Good products meet rigorous criteria for responsible sourcing or waste reduction.

US Foods is using Australis barramundi for its Harbor Banks Skinless Barramundi spring lineup, which is part of its Spring Scoop 2019 lineup that exclusively features its highest-rated sustainability products from its Serve Good program, the company told IntraFish.

Australis Aquaculture, which was Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) four-star certified last June, recently graduated to the Serve Good portfolio from US Foods’ Progress Check program, a program designed specifically for the seafood category to highlight vendors that are on the path toward achieving the sustainable certifications required to be a part of the Serve Good program.

“Sustainability on the menu is more than just a trend, it’s a movement that has shaped how diners approach their purchasing decisions," said Stacie Sopinka, senior vice president of product development and innovation, US Foods. "In fact, research indicates that 74 percent of Millennials are willing to pay more for sustainable products and services. Our Serve Good portfolio offers independent restaurant operators innovative and versatile products that help create real value while meeting the immediate and long-term cravings and conscience of contemporary diners.”

Last year Australis Aquaculture announced it was selling its US operation to focus solely on expanding operations in Vietnam, where it expects to double production in the coming years.

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