Congratulations to Peruvian Andean Trout S.A.C., the world’s first company qualified to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) trout.
The company became eligible to offer four-star BAP trout upon BAP certification of its processing plant in June. Peruvian Andean Trout’s farm and hatchery were also recently BAP certified. Located in the Peruvian Andes, all three facilities graduated from the iBAP program, a precursor to full BAP certification, early this year.
Peruvian Andean Trout sources feed from BAP-certified feed mills owned by EWOS Chile Alimentos Ltda. and Biomar Chile S.A., completing its four-star Bap status. Four-star BAP status denotes that a product originates from a BAP-certified processing plant, farm, hatchery and feed mill. It’s the highest achievement in the BAP program.
“Congratulations to Peruvian Andean Trout S.A.C. Guided by General Manager Jose Ernesto Munoz, the company has followed through with its responsible aquaculture commitment,” said Marcos Moya, BAP global business development manager. “We are so excited to see the completion of the company’s hard but very productive work that resulted in an excellent performance in the audit resulting in BAP certification.”
BAP is the world’s leading third-party aquaculture certification program, with more than 1,200 BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills as of the end of May 2016. It’s also the world’s most comprehensive third-party aquaculture certification program, with standards encompassing environmental responsibility, social responsibility, food safety, animal health and welfare, and traceability.
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.