Monday, 13 February 2012

MSC Fish Fingers

BFTF thinks fish is a delish dish - but wants to buy it without causing unsustainable depletion of the worlds fish stocks.

The blog has some "form" on this issue, with previous posts (here, here, here, here, here and here) that have looked at a number of aspects of fish stocks, fish products and fish eating.

Fish Finger Sandwiches. Does it get any better than this?

One thing BFTF looks for is the MSC logo as a sign that the fish product has been sustainably sourced. With MSC certified fish fingers having disappeared from Aldi, and impossible to find at Tesco and Asda, it is a relief that MSC certifed fish fingers can be found -at a very reasonable price (~70p for 10) - at Sainsbury's.

BFTF wonders if these are the most ethical fish fingers on general sale today. . .

MSC certifed, Fillet fish fingers, reasonably priced. What's not to like?

In a spirit if giving credit where it's due, BFTF has told Sainsbury's that it is chuffed to see them supporting MSC certified fish products.

It's probably also worth mentioning that the Co-op are also very strong in this area. According to their website:
"we topped the latest Marine Conservation Society (MCS) league table of supermarkets for supporting and selling sustainably-sourced fish (Dec 2009). . . We have been named as one of only five worldwide recipients of a prestigious Seafood Champion Award for 2010. Recognised for “outstanding leadership in promoting environmentally responsible seafood”, The Co-operative was the only UK recipient of an award. . ."

As Sainsburys is a little out of the way for BFTF, tend to buy in bulk when go there. This should be enough for a while...

A reader of BFTF on Facebook comments that:
"We did a taste test - cooked both the Basics and Sainsbury's ordinary Cod ones at the same time.
The pollock ones were slightly mushier but they didn't really taste any different, they were just a bit on the measly side.
The traffic light pie chart said they were lower in fat and salt. Also I noticed Jamie Oliver ones, overpriced ordinarily but they use natural breadcrumbs and are on offer at the mo so might give them a go too."

Update:24 Apr 14
After a gap of some considerable time, it's great to see MSC certifed Fish Fingers back at ALDI !

MSC Fish Fingers back at Aldi

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