Multiexport Foods says the BAP certification attests its commitment to practice responsible aquaculture. (Photo: Multiexport/FIS))
Salmon plant in Puerto Montt receives BAP certification
Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 23:00 (GMT + 9)
Multiexport Foods S.A. became the first salmon company in the world to be granted the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) for its salmon processing plant located in Puerto Montt.
The badge was given on 16 January, consolidating the company's commitment to responsible aquaculture.
"We are very proud of this achievement. It attests our commitment as an organization to practice responsible aquaculture", Andres Lyon, Multiexport Foods CEO, said.
"Our industry and our company are a key part of the solution to feeding the world today and tomorrow in a sustainable manner", he added.
The BAP certification is a significant achievement in the link between producer and consumer.
It also promotes Multiexport Foods leadership based on the development of five pillars: community, environment, food safety, traceability and animal welfare.
As reported by the company, its most important commitment is to produce in a sustainable manner nutritional, superior quality and safe products.
In addition, the company developed a comprehensive tracking system to handle the history of their products in detail, from eggs to the final product.
In 2001 Multiexport Foods acquired Piscicultura de Rio Bueno S.A. and in 2002 opened a smoked salmon plant, which is proclaimed as the most modern in the world.
A few years later, in 2006, it launched a modern recirculation fish farming facility in Puerto Fonck and completed the construction of a processing plant with the latest technology and a capacity of 80,000 tonnes annually.
By Analia Murias
Photo Courtesy of FIS Member Multiexport Foods S.A.