McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish Sandwich And Fish McBites Are Now Certified As Sustainable.

McDonald's Fish McBites and Fish SandwichThis is a good step by McDonalds. Fast food’s version of Walmart is changing their Filet-O-Fish and Fish McBites to only include sustainably caught fish. From FastCo:

“McDonald’s latest attempt at producing more sustainable food comes in the form of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for its U.S. supply chain–a signal that the company sources fish from suppliers that follow strict MSC standards for ecosystem impact, management, and health of fish stock. In this case, the fast food chain is using wild-caught Alaska Pollock for its new Fish McBites (little balls of fried fish) and its Filet-O-Fish sandwich.”

It’s been 3+ years since I’ve been to a McDonalds but when the McMSC certified hit the menu, I’m going to take my family to our local McDonalds and order Fish McBites. We will then fill out 5 comment cards and encourage McDonalds to go further and expand their certified sustainable offerings to chicken and beef McItems. Their regulars may not care but hearing from customers who wouldn’t go to McDonalds without the MSC certified fish could send a message. [FastCo]