The Scottish Mail on Sunday
Salmon not sustainable says Co-op
A SUPERMARKET chain is to drop claims that its Scottish salmon is from ‘sustainable sources’.
Co-op Food had used the wording on its sandwiches and wraps – but will keep saying it is ‘responsibly sourced’.
Campaigners at Animal Concern Advice Line told Coop bosses that up to five tons of wild fish are used as food to produce one ton of Scottish salmon, making the sustainable label untrue.
The organisation’s John Robins said: ‘Farmed salmon is not sustainable and should not be described as such.’
A spokesman for the Co-op said: ‘We apologise for this mistake and will be altering the wording on our sandwich packaging.’