Santa Monica Seafood adds BAP certification to California facility

Published on
May 4, 2016

Santa Monica Seafood, a specialty wholesale distributor of fresh and frozen seafood in the western United States, has received Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification for its main processing facility in Rancho Dominguez, California.

BAP is a certification program for aquaculture facilities that addresses environmental responsibility, social responsibility, food safety, animal welfare, traceability and more.

Santa Monica Seafood’s 120,000-square-foot processing facility is used for repacking salmon and tilapia products. It is now one of 14 seafood plants in the U.S. that are BAP-certified as a repacking plant, and also has FSSC 22000 certification for food safety management systems and ISO 14001 certification for environmental management programs, according to the company.

The company has been family-owned and operated company for the past 77 years and has seven seafood processing and distribution facilities in California, Arizona and Nevada, in addition to the Rancho Dominguez plant. Santa Monica Seafood also owns and operates two retail stores in Santa Monica and Costa Mesa, California.

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