The certified plant, located in Los Lagos, processes all the Atlantic salmon sold by Mainstream in different markets. (Photo: Mainstream, Cermaq/FIS)
Mainstream processing plant obtains BAP certification
Thursday, February 16, 2012, 22:30 (GMT + 9)
Mainstream Chile received the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification from of the Global Alliance for Aquaculture (GAA) for its salmon processing plant located in the city of Quemchi, Los Lagos Region.
With this badge, the Norwegian salmon company ranked as one of the international pioneers to obtain this accreditation.
The BAP is given to those plants that meet several requirements:
- Food security;
- Respect for the environment;
- Actions of social responsibility;
- Labour relations;
- Animal welfare;
- Traceability for aquaculture facilities.
The Process and Sales Manager of Mainstream Chile, Luis Prieto, was pleased to have received the badge, because it will allow the company to "differentiate" from other salmon suppliers.
"It recognizes our high working standards in front of customers, mainly from the USA", he said.
The plant in Los Lagos processes all the Atlantic salmon sold by Mainstream in different markets.
The facility located in Calbuco will be subject to the same process in the medium term, according to Aqua.
Quemchi plant audit was conducted by the independent company NSF International.
Prieto noted that the BAP certification joins a number of other national and international recognitions Mainstream Chile has achieved in recent years, such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22000, Global GAP, Together for a Chile without Poverty, Pro-SME Seal, and National Service of Training and Employment (SENCE): Trained women.
A few weeks ago, Multiexport Foods Inc. became the first salmon company in the world to be awarded GAA's BAP certification for its salmon processing plant located in Puerto Montt.
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Photo Courtesy of FIS Member Cermaq Group AS - Headquarters