As butchers with a conscience, we deliver Australia's most high welfare produce. Guided by our values and commitment to what is right, we're here to lead positive change.
When I first started the business in 2010, I didn't even know what a Mission Statement was but I knew that I wanted my business to be meaningful and distinct. Following my intuition, I was able to make fast decisions about what was right for the business because the choice was clear— it's free range or nothing. A simple philosophy that we, as butchers with a conscience, still live by.
Sustainable seafood is a term that we’ve been hearing a lot more about in the last 5 - 10 years, as the discussion about environmental footprints and resource consumption becomes more and more prominent in the popular consciousness. Sustainable seafood is something that is very close to our hearts here at Cannings, but you might be wondering - why is sustainable seafood so important? After all - there are plenty of fish in the sea! Or are there?
When Cannings formed back in 2010, we knew we wanted to make a difference. This desire to 'leave the world a better place' is baked into Cannings DNA. So when we discovered there was a certification framework to help us structure and communicate this ambition, we were all over it.
As you may already know, from time to time, I like to jump in the car and go visit our suppliers and their farms. Sometimes, I tour the processing facilities (abattoirs) also. This is something I have done from the very early days of Cannings. Without this due diligence, I could never be entirely certain of a supplier or where their values lie.
Cannings strives to source its seafood from only the most sustainability-minded suppliers in Australia & New Zealand. It’s no secret that seafood is a dwindling resource so we only choose species and production methods approved by the Australian Marine Conservation Society’s Sustainability guide.
If you listen to the radio, you may have heard Jase and PJ of KIIS101.1’s ‘Society Sausage’ adventures this past week or two. For the uninitiated, Jase and PJ (two of Melbourne’s most hilarious radio hosts) have been on a journey of discovery in the last two weeks - a journey of the sausage variety.