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USA: Chilean salmon processor certified to BAP standards
Tuesday, 10 April 2012 00:00

The Global Aquaculture Alliance has announced that Comsur Ltd, the salmon processing facility of Trusal SA in Puerto Montt, Chile has been certified to the Best Aquaculture Practices standards. The standards have been developed and are continuously refined by the Global Aquaculture Alliance and require biodiversity protection, effluent limits, worker safety and strict controls on chemical use. The processing plant standards also reinforce existing HACCP plans and require traceability. The certification process includes site inspections and in-depth audits by third-party certification bodies. The Comsur plant has a daily production capacity of 120 tonnes and employs 850 personnel during the peak season. It is designed to receive, process and store product in a continuous operation to deliver a high quality product to the market. The certification enables the plant to supply customers who require BAP certified products and also commits the company to looking for ways to improve its operations.