Four star is the highest designation in the BAP third-party certification program, signifying that a product originates from a BAP-certified processing plant, farm, hatchery and feed mill.
Patagonia SeaFarms has the most modern and state of the art processing plants in Chile.
Marine Farm Tornagaleones became eligible to offer four-star BAP salmon with the recent certification of its Las Coloradas and Pisc. Los Chilcos hatcheries. Granja Marine Tornagaleones’ processing plant in Puerto Montt, Chile, eight of its salmon farm sites and the feed mill from which it sources feed, EWOS Chile Alimentos Ltda., are already BAP certified.
Patagonia SeaFarms is an industry leader in salmon quality.
“This shows the commitment of our company with the development of responsible aquaculture based on best practices in every step of the production cycle,” said Jose Manuel Ureta, general manager of Marine Farm Tornagaleones.
“This new certification is highly recognized by our customers as it considers key elements of aquaculture such as the environment, social responsibility, animal welfare, food safety and traceability,” added Ureta.
Additionally, Patagonia SeaFarms, the commercial arm of Marine Farm Tornagaleones in North America, is now fully capable of offering four-star BAP salmon, as all of its facilities are BAP certified.
Both plants are located in Quellon, which is in the south of Chiloe Island, X Region.
BAP is the world’s most comprehensive third-party certification program, with standards encompassing environmental responsibility, social responsibility, food safety, animal health and welfare and traceability. There were a total of 1,599 BAP-certified facilities worldwide at the end of January, including 365 processing plants, 992 farms, 167 hatcheries and 75 feed mills.
Combined the two farms own 11 hatcheries and fresh water operations in the Southernmost regions of Chile (between Regions IX, X and XI).
Patagonia SeaFarms was founded in early 2012 and is currently the only salmon company in the US that is owned and operated by two Chilean farms with their respective state-of-the-art processing facilities.