(L-R) Cesar Barros - President of SalmonChile and Kristian Moeller - Managing Director of Global GAP (Photo: SalmonChile/Global GAP/FIS)
SalmonGAP standard to be officially formalized
Friday, October 08, 2010, 04:20 (GMT + 9)
The Association of the Chilean Salmon Industry A.G. (SalmonChile) will sign an agreement with the Global GAP to launch the SalmonGAP standard, developed specifically for the domestic salmon industry.
It will be the first Chilean standard with international recognition.
The signing of the agreement will be finalized at the Tenth International Conference of Global GAP - 'Summit 2010', to be held between this Thursday and 8 October in London, UK, reports Aqua.
The summit will be led by Cesar Barros, the president of SalmonChile, and Kristian Moeller, the Managing Director of Global GAP. Also participating will be Benjamin Gonzalez, the assistant manager for administration and finance of the guild, and Cristián López, the ProChile representative for the United Kingdom.
The main objectives for SalmonGAP are to standardize and improve the production system and salmon processing industry, including the production of materials, fish health, quality and safety of food, environmental sustainability, security conditions for workers, animal welfare and biosecurity processes.
SalmonGAP is expected to strengthen the national and international image of the salmon industry.
"At the aquaculture meeting, we will be participating as speakers and panelists," said Gonzalez. "We will have the opportunity to speak about the genesis of SalmonGAP, its current status and future actions against retailers, brokers, NGOs and authorities, giving it a widespread international standard."
He said that SalmonChile, with the support of ProChile and Image Foundation of Chile, they will disseminate the standard for the development of the summit.
"We will hold private meetings with representatives of retails, along with extended talks that will be supported by bilingual outreach materials. We will also appear in a featured article in the Global GAP journal and its website, as the first standard which approves salmonids" he concluded.
By Analia Murias