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IFFO RS standard supported by leading retailers

Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 02:30 (GMT + 9)

Certification Programme for the Responsible Supply of IFFO (IFFO RS) standard, which is a business-to-business certification programme, gains further support from leading retailers, who intend to demonstrate their responsible sourcing credentials through independent audits.

At present, 40 per cent of the world's fishmeal and fish oil combined production come from RS-certified factories last year.

“As a responsible business, Aldi aims to buy all of its seafood from responsible sources. Our Fish Buying Policy focuses on continuous improvement and we work closely with the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) to help us achieve our goals,” a spokesperson for Aldi stated.

Another value-chain partner, Morrisons, believes credible certification of fisheries and supply chains is a requirement within their seafood sourcing to ensure the health of fisheries supplying marine proteins to the aquaculture, nutraceutical and other industries. Therefore, the firm supports the adoption of the IFFO RS standard within their supply chain.

From Sainsburys, it is considered that the sourcing of wild fish for use in feedstuffs can have an impact on stocks sustainability. That is the reason why they request that every fishery which may be used to make fishmeal and oil for their salmon feeds must first be assessed against theirr sustainability rating system. Besides, they support the development of IFFO RS, which allows fishmeal and fish oil producers to demonstrate their responsible sourcing credentials through independent audits.

“We support the IFFO RS standard as it provides us and our customers with reassurance that the fishmeal and fish oil used in agriculture and aquaculture diets are responsibly sourced, traced and produced,” a spokesperson for Tesco stated.

IFFO  has members living in over 30 countries representing the fishmeal and fish oil industry worldwide and accounts for two-thirds of world production and 80 per cent of fishmeal and fish oil traded worldwide. Its headquarters are located in London in the United Kingdom and it also has offices in Lima (Peru) and in Beijing (China).

This international organization is an accredited Observer to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).  

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