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March 27, 2015


Global Gap Certification for Feed Mills and Farms


The United States Soybean Export Council (USSEC) is helping aquafeed mills and farms in Latin American that use USA soybean meal achieve GLOBAL GAP Certification.


Jairo Amezquita, a USSEC consultant, visited seven shrimp farms and the National Aquaculture Chamber (CNA) in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to offer participation in USSEC’s certification program and to discuss the details and requirements for program inclusion.


As a result of his visit, three shrimp farms, all members of the National Aquaculture Chamber, will start working with USSEC to achieve GLOBAL GAP Certification.  In 2014, Ecuador produced close to 280,000 metric tons of shrimp and used more than 500,000 tons of feed.  This translates into potential consumption of 180,000 tons of USA soybean meal.


Information: Dr. Kistian Moeller, Chief Executive Officer, GLOBAL GAP, Spichernstrasse 55 - 50672 Koeln, Germany (phone +49-0-221 57-993-25, fax +49-0-221-57-993-89 email, webpage


Source: Global Gap’s Website.  USSEC Starts GLOBALG.A.P. Certification Program for Shrimp Producers in Ecuador.  March 23, 2015.

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