RESPONSIBLE SOURCING Red Tractor The Red Tractor is the leading British, independent mark indicating high standards of animal welfare and food safety; it guarantees that the legal environmental standards have been met or improved upon. Used by all the major food retailers and a growing number of restaurants and public sector Organisations it provides customers with a trusted reassurance about food production standards.
MSC – Marine Stewardship Council The MSC’s fishery certification program and seafood eco-label recognise and reward sustainable fishing. They are a global organisation working with fisheries, seafood companies, scientists, conservation groups and the public to promote the best environmental choice in seafood. They have developed standards for sustainable fishing and seafood traceability. The MSC meets the highest benchmarks for credible certification and eco-labelling programs, including the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation guidelines and the ISEAL Code of Good Practice. We have a wide variety of MSC accredited fresh and frozen fish and seafood to meet all your needs from shellfish to prawns; fillets, battered and smoked fish to children’s and prepared products. Fish is still one of the most important sections of our business and we have knowledgeable staff that buy and sell fresh fish from many markets in the UK including Bideford, Looe, Newlyn but we also buy fish from all over the world, including Greece, Turkey, Holland, France and the Far East. Here at Charles Saunders we have skilled fish mongers who work through the night preparing your fish to your exact requirements e.g. gutted, filleted, skinned, boned, etc. We also have holding tanks and keep live crab and lobsters 52 weeks of the year. Please ask for the Fresh Fish Department when placing your order and we will give you your daily fish prices and availability.
Fairtrade The Fairtrade Foundation is an independent non-profit organisation established in 1992 by Christian Aid, Oxfam & Traidcraft. It licenses the use of the FAIRTRADE mark on products which offers you the reassurance that “Fair” minimum price has been paid for the crop. Fairtrade is a tool for development that ensures disadvantaged farmers and workers in the developing countries get a better deal.