Carrefour Belgium Stops Selling Pangasius Fish
Carrefour Belgium will no longer stock the fish pangasius, due to the high environmental impact of its production.
It has already cancelled upcoming orders, and only some stock of frozen fish remains.
This move follows the example of Carrefour France, which has removed the fish from its fresh fish counters. Its Belgian counterpart has gone one step further, discontinuing all frozen SKUs as well, for both private label and branded products.
The decision to no longer sell the fish relates to water pollution caused by fish farms, by producing large amounts of excreta and food waste. The company said it had tried to create an ASC-certified supply line (which guarantees sustainable aquaculture), but its efforts had not 'proved satisfactory'.
Carrefour Belgium assured its clientele that the pangasius it has stocked in the past has always been of ‘impeccable’ quality.
‘Given the continuing doubts plaguing the harmful consequences that pangasius fish farms have on the environment, Carrefour [Belgium] has decided to discontinue pangasius sales,’ the supermarket chain said.
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