Congratulations to Chile’s Multiexport Foods S.A., which is now eligible to offer three-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) salmon.
BAP three-star status denotes that a product originates from a BAP-certified processing plant, farm and feed mill or hatchery.
Multiexport’s Puerto Montt processing plant and eight of its farm sites in Chile’s Patagonia region, which earned BAP re-certification last month, are BAP certified. Also BAP certified are all of the feed mills from which Multiexport sources feed.
Multiexport became eligible to offer two-star BAP salmon in May 2013 when six of its farm sites attained BAP certification. Multiexport’s Puerto Montt processing plant was the world’s first salmon processing plant to receive BAP certification in January 2012.
“Our team is very proud of this achievement, and these type of accomplishments only occur when there is a sincere commitment from the entire organization,” said Francisco Lobos, Multiexport’s environmental manager. “Sustainability and responsible farming is an integral part of our culture”
A division of the Global Aquaculture Alliance, Best Aquaculture Practices is an international certification program based on achievable, science-based and continuously improved performance standards for the entire aquaculture supply chain — farms, hatcheries, processing plants and feed mills — that assure healthful foods produced through environmentally and socially responsible means. BAP certification is based on independent audits that evaluate compliance with the BAP standards developed by the Global Aquaculture Alliance.