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July 10, 2014


CP Shrimp Feeds Meet IFFO-RS Standards


The growing demand for responsibly produced fishmeal and fish oil is increasing the number of companies certified to the global standard developed under the auspices of International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organisation’s Responsible Supply (IFFO RS) program.  Already over 100 companies are certified under the standard and a number of companies are certified under the related Chain of Custody standard.  Now, for the first time, two Asia companies have been certified under the IFFO RS Chain of Custody standard, demonstrating that they source approved RS fishmeal and fish oil from companies meeting IFFO’s demanding standards.  One of those companies is CP Foods of Thailand.  It has been awarded the IFFO RS Chain of Custody standard and is currently sourcing IFFO RS approved products from Southeast Asian Packaging and Canning, Ltd. (SEAPAC), a subsidiary of Kingfisher Holding, Ltd., the first Asian company to be audited and compliant with the RS standard for its fishmeal and fish oil derived from tuna by-products.


The RS standard was developed by a multi-stakeholder group that included producers, feed manufactures, fish processors, retailers and environmental NGOs.  Currently, over 100 companies certified to the standard produce around 40% of the world’s fishmeal and fish oil.  A certified company must be able to demonstrate full traceability of its products and the use of industry-leading, quality-management systems.  All RS products must have been produced from whole fish that came from a fishery that was managed according to the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fishing, or from by-products that were not from illegal, unreported or unregulated fish.


IFFO represents the marine ingredients industry worldwide.  IFFO’s members reside in more than 60 countries, account for over 50% of world production and 75% of the fishmeal and fish oil traded worldwide.  Globally, approximately five million metric tons of fishmeal are produced each year, together with one million tons of fish oil.  IFFO’s headquarters are located in London, United Kingdom, and it also has offices in Lima, Peru and Beijing, China.


Information: Georgie Harris, IFFO, Unit C, Printworks, 22 Amelia Street, London SE17-3BZ, United Kingdom (email, phone +44-0-2030-539-195, webpage


Source: Email to Shrimp News International from IFFO RS.  Subject: Press Release/IFFO RS Makes Its Presence Felt in Asia for the First Time.  Georgie Harris.   July 10, 2013.

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