ARLINGTON, VA — FMI—The Food Industry Association and National Fisheries Institute (NFI) have new resources designed to standardize the seafood buying process and improve efficiency.
WHAT: FMI and NFI created fillable forms for retailers and wholesalers to use when sending seafood product specifications to suppliers. The fillable forms allow organizations to indicate their product requirements and enable seafood suppliers to consolidate their communication.
WHY: The goal is to streamline and standardize the language and specifications for each seafood species to help suppliers comply and fill orders. Forms currently exist for shrimp, scallop and snow crab, while additional forms are being developed for salmon (farm-raised and wild-caught) and finfish.
As the food industry association, FMI works with and on behalf of the entire industry to advance a safer, healthier and more efficient consumer food supply chain. FMI brings together a wide range of members across the value chain — from retailers that sell to consumers, to producers that supply food and other products, as well as the wide variety of companies providing critical services — to amplify the collective work of the industry. www.FMI.org
About National Fisheries Institute
The National Fisheries Institute is the largest seafood trade association in the US. NFI is dedicated to education about seafood safety, sustainability, and nutrition. NFI promotes the Dietary Guidelines that suggest Americans include fish and shellfish in their diets twice per week for longer, healthier lives. NFI and its members are committed to sustainable management of our oceans and being stewards of our environment by endorsing the United Nations Principles for Responsible Fisheries. www.AboutSeafood.com