Spain’s Oliver Food Service Commits to BAP, BSP Certification Programs
Oliver Food Service has pledged to source seafood from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)- and Best Seafood Practices (BSP)-certified producers, the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) announced in April. Oliver Food Service is one of the leading distribution companies in the Balearics, the Spanish mainland and the Canary Islands.
Founded as Pescados Oliver in 1974, Oliver Food Service offers a range of fresh and frozen food products. Oliver Food’s dedication to sourcing the best raw materials for its products has led to a global import market that extends across five continents. The company strives to offer their clients responsibly sourced, high-quality products at a competitive price.
Oliver Food Service’s pledge to source seafood from BAP- and BSP-certified producers reinforces the company’s commitment to the environment, responsible seafood practices, and to providing seafood with assurances to clients in Spain.
“I’m optimistic and very happy to see that in Spain, companies like Oliver Food Service are becoming aware of the importance of seeking quality certified products, thus contributing their grain of sand to the future of fishing and aquaculture in the world,” said Irene Padovano, who represents the BAP and BSP programs in Spain.
Oliver Food Service’s central facilities are located in Majorca, the largest island in the Balearic Islands. The company also has offices in Seville and Valencia to optimize service.
GSA’s industry-leading BAP and BSP-certification programs have a number of market endorsers that are based in Spain or do business in Spain, including Mercadona, Makro/Metro, Aldi, Lidl, Alcampo/Auchan, Vima Foods and Remacan Canarias.
About the Global Seafood Alliance
The Global Seafood Alliance is an international, nonprofit trade association dedicated to advancing responsible seafood practices through education, advocacy and third-party assurances. Through the development of its Best Aquaculture Practices and Best Seafood Practices certification programs, GSA has become the leading provider of assurances for seafood globally. The organization’s work addresses the full spectrum of responsibility, from environmental responsibility and social accountability to food safety. Established in 1997 as the Global Aquaculture Alliance, GSA is headquartered in Portsmouth, N.H., USA. To learn more, visit www.globalseafood.org.