Foodservice distribution giant Sysco is working to eliminate items directly sourced from Russia at all its international operations, in-line with a policy it announced in its US flagship operations last week, Sysco told IntraFish on Thursday.

The commitment will eliminate Russian products from all countries where Sysco operates, including those products from subsidiaries Brakes, M&J Seafood and Davigel, key suppliers of seafood to the French and UK hotel, retail and catering sector.

Sysco did not say which products its UK subsidiaries are currently sourcing from Russia, but it supplies major volumes of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified pollock and Atlantic cod to the market, as well as crab -- all species sourced in major volumes from Russia.