According to information of ASC (Aquaculture Seafood Council), in the beginning of 2013, Vietnam has 5 new following Pangasius Enterprises get ASC certification:
1. Docifish Corporation
2. Go Dang Joint Stock Company
3. To Chau Joint Stock Company
4. HUNGCA Co.
5. NTSF Seafoods Company
In Cantho city, at workshop “7 main factors of ASC.PAD standard”, Bureau Veritas Certification Vietnam handover to representatives of these companies, this ceremony was hold on 29 Jan 2013.
ASC is a voluntary standard applicable to aquaculture producers, revolves around issues of social and environmental aspects such as: legal, land and water use, water pollution and waste control, genetics and biodiversity, food control, health, veterinary drugs and chemicals, responsible for workers and surrounding communities. In particular, social responsibility is considered quite new problems for Vietnamese enterprises.
In the past 20 years, Pangasius exported volume of Vietnam has increased 50-fold and pangasius production has reached an unprecedented growth in food sector in the world. However, this exponential growth has brought about the related unit’s responsibility for environment, social and food safety. According to Bureau Veritas Certification Vietnam, ASC certification is a solution to the above problem. Certifying this standard to manufacturer can assure retailers, restaurants, food service companies and purchasers that products come from responsible manufacturers.
Pangasius aquaculture and processing industry in Vietnam over the period of explosive growth and is facing many difficulties. With the aim of recovering and redevelopment this factor, the key need is finding new directions, especially in front of the note drop in feed production and implementation of measures to improve the quality and value of products.
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