Responsible Food

The world is a big place and things that are acceptable in one country may not be in another. Whilst this is true, it is also true that we are all human and deserve a basic level of treatment whether it is here in the UK or somewhere in the Far East. We all deserve a little respect. We are committed to trying to ensure that all individuals involved with our products and services are treated as human beings and have their basic human rights protected.

Ethical Trading

We are aware of increased customer commitment to enhanced ethical trading standards and respect for human rights.

We support the core principles put together by the UK Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) that brings together companies, NGO’s and Trade Unions, to ensure good working conditions wherever people are engaged in the supply of goods or services.

We include these criteria in our selection of suppliers, especially in developing countries.

The Ethical Trading Initiative

The Ethicle Trading Initiative (ETI) is an alliance of companies, non-governmental organisations (NGO's) and trade union organisations promoting improved working conditions.

Click here to visit the ETI website.

Control Management

At Five Star Fish, use of leading edge real time process control monitoring incorporating radio linked wireless hand held PC/ Scanner technology, is product code and specification driven. This provides all managers in all departments real time data and records to their PC at any time.

We have state of the art coating process equipment and technology. British Retail Consortium (BRC) Grade A Third Party Accreditation, attained and held for the last seven years.

In addition to our foundation principle:

We are as key stakeholders actively supportive of the Seafish Responsible Fishing Scheme, the Marine Stewardship Council Fisheries Certification Program and our involvement in their Chain of Custody Eco Labelling Scheme.

Nutritional Information

We take our responsibility seriously:

What is responsibility?

To us at Five Star Fish RESPONSIBILITY IS...

  • Integrity
  • Environmentally friendly and sustainable practices
  • Social accountability
  • Dedication to product quality and food safety
  • Being self-critical enough to exceed our customer' expectations

Is your relationship with food a healthy one? Obesity is a modern problem driven by poor diet, lack of exercise and a poor relationship with our food. Fish and seafood can be beneficial in helping to tackle this problem.

The facts

  • Obesity figures in England have nearly quadrupled in the last 25 years (Source: NHS Direct).
  • Heart and circulatory disease is the biggest killer in the UK (Source: BHF CHD Statistics 2004).
  • Most of us are consuming too much saturated fat (Source: Henderson et al 2003) High saturated fat intake is linked to Coronary Heart Disease and diabetes (Source: British Nutritional Foundation).

At Five Star Fish, we are passionate about responsible food choices; we feel it is important to provide our customers with healthy food options.

  • Fish is a good source of protein and is very low in saturated fat (FSA)
  • Fish, especially oily fish, is rich in omega 3 essential fatty acids
  • Environmentally friendly and sustainable practices
  • There is evidence to suggest that 2-3 portions of oily fish a week reduce the chances of a heart attack (Burr et all 1989)
  • Dedication to product quality and food safety
  • Being self-critical enough to exceed our customer' expectations

The British Heart Foundation and the Food Standards Agency recommend at least two portions of fish a week, one of which should be oily fish.

Allergen, GM, Low Salt & Additives

Food Safety & Technical Focus:

Five Star Fish specialises in the global procurement, processing and distribution of fresh, frozen and ambient food and as such we carry a great responsibility to everyone who comes in contact with any of our products.

As part of the Group's Quality Management System we have implemented:

  • Technical Policies and HACCP based Technical Guidelines for Suppliers
  • HACCP based Technical Supervision of NPD (New Product Development)
  • Supplier Audit/Screening Programme; BRC Inspections
  • Product Specifications and Traceability
  • Delivery & QA inspections
  • Production Control
  • Laboratory Services

Our objective is to ensure we meet our customers’ expectations with regards to Food Safety, Product Quality and Legal Compliance.

GM, Allergy, Colours & Preservatives: Modern foods, modern practices and you

It is Five Star’s policy that all brands including Sea Chef, must be free from genetically modified ingredients and derivatives, compliant with current legislation.

Five Star recognise the life threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) that nuts and other allergens can cause, and that sensitivity is increasing. It is, therefore, our strict policy to provide information (by way of appropriate labelling) relating to the presence of nuts and other allergens.

Five Star endeavours to avoid using artificial colours and preservatives, unless absolutely necessary e.g. as a processing aid.

If you would like to know more about the services and products Five Star Fish can offer your business, call 01472 344962 now, and talk to one of our experienced members of staff.