November 7, 2022
Nomad Foods to access more supplies of certified pangasius through new contracts
European frozen food company Nomad Foods has signed new contracts to secure increased supplies of Aquaculture Stewardship Council-certified farmed pangasius from Vinh Hoan, VDTG and Godaco Seafood starting next year.
Nomad said the contracts mark a significant milestone in its journey to source 100% of all its seafood from sustainable fishing or responsible farming by 2025.
"Working with the MSC for over 25 years, we have led the way in protecting wild fish stocks for future generations," said Nomad Foods chief executive officer Stéfan Descheemaeker. "We now plan to apply this knowledge to drive higher standards across the aquaculture supply chain, as we grow our existing partnership with the ASC and increase the range of fish species we use for our products.
"At the same time, we are progressing a number of partnerships aimed at developing and scaling emerging food technologies, in areas including cell-cultured fish and alternative proteins such as mollusks, to support wider efforts to safeguard the long-term availability of quality, affordable and great tasting seafood that is healthy for people and sustainable for the planet."
"Vinh Hoan (is) proud to be a part of Nomad Foods' supply chain of sustainably sourced ASC certified pangasius into European markets," said Vinh Hoan CEO Nguyen Ngo Vi Tam. "We have worked hard for many years to develop this healthy source of protein with the highest quality, ensuring it is responsibly processed and from integrated and accredited farms."
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Nomad's brand portfolio includes Birds Eye, Findus, iglo, Ledo and Frikom.