BAP Making Inroads in China’s Crawfish Sector
Congratulations to China’s Hong Hu Fishery Aquatic Products & Food Ltd. Its crawfish processing plant has attained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.
Hong Hu is only the third crawfish processing plant in China and the fifth crawfish facility overall to earn the distinction. A crawfish farm in China and a crawfish processing plant in Egypt are also BAP certified.
Hong Hu is owned by Deyan Aquatic Group, and its processing plant is located in Honghu city, Hubei province.
“We have always adhered to the high standard of quality and safety management philosophy and are committed to improving the environment of the aquaculture production chain and supply chain, adhering to the concept of sustainable development. In terms of food safety and quality certification, we constrain ourselves with the most stringent standards. Every product produced from Deyan Aquatic can withstand the test of the market and consumers,” said Lu Yan, general manager of Deyan Aquatic Products.
BAP is the world’s most comprehensive third-party aquaculture certification program, with aquaculture standards encompassing environmental responsibility, social responsibility, food safety, animal health and welfare and traceability. It’s also the only program to cover the entire aquaculture production chain — processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills.
At the end of June, there were 2,079 BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills in 34 countries and six continents. That’s up from 1,819 at the end of 2017.
A division of the Global Aquaculture Alliance, Best Aquaculture Practices is an international certification program based on achievable, science-based and continuously improved performance standards for the entire aquaculture supply chain — farms, hatcheries, processing plants and feed mills — that assure healthful foods produced through environmentally and socially responsible means. BAP certification is based on independent audits that evaluate compliance with the BAP standards developed by the Global Aquaculture Alliance.