Thai feed mill first to be BAP certified

The Global Aquaculture Alliance on Friday announced that Asian Food Co. has become the first feed mill certified under the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP).

The company, part of Asian Seafoods Coldstorage Public Co., is the BAP’s first four-star company. It’s the highest achievement in the BAP program, which addresses environmental, social, food safety and traceability issues at the hatchery, farm, feed mill and processing plant.

The company’s Thayang, Petchburi, Thailand, facility manufactures shrimp feed under the Champ, Extra, Hero and Rambo brands.

“We congratulate the Asian Seafoods group for these vanguard accomplishments,” said Wally Stevens, GAA’s executive director. “Its four-star certification expresses the company’s continued commitment to sustainability as well as its use of responsible practices throughout the seafood production process, from pond to plate.”

Asian Seafoods also operates a BAP-certified seafood processing plant in Amphur Muang, Samutsakorn, Thailand, in tandem with its Tawee and Aquapool shrimp farms, several of which are certified as BAP integrated operating modules. The company sources shrimp larvae from its Tripetch hatchery and Best Hatchery Farm. Its processing plant has participated in the BAP program since 2006.

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