The Food and Drug AdministrationFDA Registered Facility - Per the 2002 Bioterrorism Act and 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) the AFS facility must re-register every 2 years with the FDA. This registration permits the FDA to conduct announced visits/audits of the food production facility. The facility’s FDA registration number is kept with QA and available upon request.
HACCPAtlantic Fish is HACCP food safety compliant. That means we adhere to strict processing, packaging and distribution practices to prevent the contamination of our seafood products. Hazard analysis and critical control points or HACCP is a systematic preventive approach to food safety from biological, chemical, and physical hazards in production processes that can cause the finished product to be unsafe. The HACCP system can be used at all stages of a food chain, from food production and preparation processes including packaging and distribution. The seafood application HACCP is controlled by the FDA.
- HACCP Certified Since 1997
United States Department of Commerce Voluntary Seafood Inspection Program (USDC SIP)United States Department of Commerce Voluntary Seafood Inspection Program (USDC SIP) – AFS has a contract with the USDC as part of the Voluntary Seafood Inspection program. This allows the USDC to come in for quarterly unannounced audits of the AFS facility to inspect the quality inspection procedures, food safety systems, HACCP Plans, facility condition and system compliance. Passing these audits allows AFS to produce and label USDC Graded products, including Grade A7 and PUFI8 .
Safe Quality FoodSafe Quality Food (SQF) Food Safety Certificate – A GFSI1 benchmarked food safety and quality auditing standard. An annual audit is conducted for re-certification and every 3 years the audit is unannounced. SQF audits all of the facility’s systems including food safety, quality, HACCP6, business continuity and good manufacturing practices (GMP’s)5. For a royalty fee, the company is able to utilize the SQF shield on product.
- SQF certified since 2008
- First seafood processor to attain Level 3 certification