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Seafood Processing Plant Standards Benchmarked Against Latest Version of GFSI

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) seafood processing plant standards have been successfully benchmarked against the latest version of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) food-safety requirements, GFSI announced on Nov. 6. The seafood processing plant standards now align with Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. GFSI is continually evolving its benchmarking requirements to reflect the latest best practices and stakeholder input. GFSI published Version 7.1 last year. The standards were originally benchmarked against GFSI Benchmarking Requirements in June 2010. They were first benchmarked against the fifth edition of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements in 2011 and again against the sixth edition in … READ MORE “Seafood Processing Plant Standards Benchmarked Against Latest Version of GFSI”

Scottish Salmon Company

Two Stars for The Scottish Salmon Company

With the certification of two of its processing plants, The Scottish Salmon Company is the first salmon producer in the United Kingdom eligible to offer two-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) salmon. The company’s processing plants at Marybank in Stornoway and at Loch Fyne in Cairndow. This announcement comes about six months after The Scottish Salmon Company became the UK’s first salmon producer to be awarded BAP certification for all its marine farm sites, which total 46. “Our processing facilities at Marybank and Cairndow are incredibly important to our operations. To be awarded a two-star certification just six months after our … READ MORE “Two Stars for The Scottish Salmon Company”

BAP Auditor Training Course in Bali Draws 50-Plus Attendees

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division held a successful BAP auditor training course at the Courtyard Marriott Nusa Dua Resort in Bali, Indonesia, from Oct. 21 to 27. The course attracted a total of 53 attendees, including 16 new auditors, 22 returning auditors and 15 industry observers, in addition to seven instructors and BAP staff members. Attendees came from Bangladesh, China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, the United Kingdom and the United States. The soon-to-be-released Global Seafood Assurances (GSA) seafood processing standards — the first and only seafood-specific processing plants standards for … READ MORE “BAP Auditor Training Course in Bali Draws 50-Plus Attendees”

Invitation: BAP Stakeholder Meeting & Luncheon

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division is holding a BAP Stakeholder Meeting & Luncheon at GAA’s GOAL 2018 conference in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The meeting and luncheon will take place at the opening of GOAL 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25. It is open to all stakeholders interested in learning more about the BAP third-party certification program. The gathering is held at GOAL every year to give stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback on BAP and weigh in on the program’s latest developments. Among the topics that will be addressed are new … READ MORE “Invitation: BAP Stakeholder Meeting & Luncheon”

Superior Fresh

One of the World’s Largest Aquaponics Facilities Lands BAP Certification

One of the world’s largest aquaponics facilities has attained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late August. It’s the first aquaponics facility in the BAP program as well as the first land-based, recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) raising Atlantic salmon and steelhead trout in the BAP program. Wisconsin-based Superior Fresh, which operates a 160,000-square-foot aquaponics facility (soon to expand to 300,000 square feet) on a 720-acre native restoration project in the rural community of Northfield, Wisc., just harvested its first fish on July 4 and will be able to produce around 160,000 pounds of Atlantic salmon … READ MORE “One of the World’s Largest Aquaponics Facilities Lands BAP Certification”

Control Union Peru Is BAP’s Sixth Accredited Certification Body

Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) has added Control Union Peru (CUP) to its team of independent, third-party certification bodies (CBs), making it the sixth CB accredited to audit and certify aquaculture facilities against the BAP standards, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late July. “We are pleased to have Control Union Peru join our program as an experienced certification body. CUP operates on a global scale and are starting strong with 13 auditors already capable of auditing against all BAP standards,” said Ali Blais, BAP operations manager. “To date, Control Union Peru has been a real pleasure to work with, and … READ MORE “Control Union Peru Is BAP’s Sixth Accredited Certification Body”

BAP to Hold Workshop in India on Antibiotic Control, Residue Testing

Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) is holding a one-day workshop on antibiotic control and residue testing for quality control managers and technicians working in BAP-certified processing plants in India that are capable of offering two-star BAP shrimp and above. Antibiotic control in India has been a key issue raised by the European Union, and BAP is organizing the event to support its certified facilities. The workshop will be held at The Gateway Hotel in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, on Saturday, July 28. Leading the workshop will be Panchu Duraisamy, BAP country coordinator for India. To sign up, contact him at panchu.duraisamy@bapcertification.org. Workshop instructors will … READ MORE “BAP to Hold Workshop in India on Antibiotic Control, Residue Testing”