The Global Aquaculture AllianceAs a member of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), Atlantic Fish is on the forefront of sustainability. The GAA is an international, non-profit trade association dedicated to advancing environmentally and socially responsible aquaculture. GAA recognizes that aquaculture is the only sustainable means of increasing seafood supply to meet the food needs of the world's growing population. Through the development of its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification standards, GAA has become the leading standards-setting organization for aquaculture seafood.
- GAA Certified since 2001
- Re-certified every year
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
Safe Quality FoodThe Safe Quality Food or SQF program is a fully integrated food safety and quality management protocol. Atlantic Fish has been SQF certified since 2008 and was the first seafood processor to attain Level 3 certification — the highest level possible. The Safe Qualify Food program provides independent and external validation that our products, processes and services are in compliance with rigorous, global food safety systems. Our Level 3 SQF certification is the highest attainable and validates that we have developed, implemented and maintain a comprehensive Food Safety and Quality Management program. In order to keep our Level 3 designation, we must go through a recertification audit every year.
- SQF certified since 2008
- First seafood processor to attain Level 3 certification