Our Accreditations

We have the highest standards of hygiene and traceability. Each of our depots is fully BRC-certified – giving you, our customers, the reassurance of quality, fresh sustainable products.

MSC (Marine Stewardship Council)

The MSC has developed standards for sustainable fishing and seafood traceability. Both standards meet the world’s toughest best practice guidelines and are helping to transform global seafood markets. The MSC Chain of Custody standard for seafood traceability ensures that the MSC ecolabel is only displayed on seafood from an MSC certified sustainable fishery.

If a fishery is certified as meeting the MSC environmental standard for sustainable fishing, use of the MSC ecolabel on seafood products is permitted only where there has been independent verification that the product originated from a certified fishery. An independent certification against the Chain of Custody standard provides this verification. All Direct Seafoods depots currently hold certification.

MSC website

BRC (British Retail Consortium)

The Global Standard for Food Safety was first developed in 1998 by the food service industry to enable suppliers to be audited by third party Certification Bodies against a single consistent standard. Built on the principles of clear risk based requirements, Direct Seafood pride ourselves on consistent high standards to Global Standards for Food Safety. All depots have achieved success against the Standard.

BRC website

Defra (Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs)

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is a UK government department.

Defra are responsible for policy and legislation, and work with others to deliver policies. As an example, managing fish and seafood supply chain to provide secure, healthy food.

Defra are seeking sustainable consumption and production throughout the fish supply chain. Defra Food Strategy and Action Plan is taking forward the evidence from the industry-led Fish and Shellfish Roadmap to feed into fisheries reform. Supporting a sustainable global fisheries trade, including controls on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

Defra website