CPF (India) Private Limited, a subsidiary of CP Foods PCL, will apply this year for IFFO RS Improver Program (IFFO RS IP). It will be the first company in India to apply for fishmeal sourcing and manufacturing in line with an international sustainable standard.
Dr. Sujint Thammasart DVM, Chief Operating Officer, Aqua Business of CP Foods, said the plan of CPF India to apply IFFO RS IP this year will encourage the company to prepare and improve operations. With the plan, the company will engage on stepping further for IFFO RS Standard certification. “CP Foods’ Aqua Business both in Thailand and the overseas investments have a single-standard for sustainable procurement of raw materials. Particularly, we encourage the fishing industry to work on international standard legally,” stressed Dr. Sujint.
Following the IFFO RS IP guideline will kick off CPF India steps further to achieve IFFO RS Standard in the future. It will confirm that the company’s fishmeal come from legal practices and sources without IUU fishing.
Besides, CPF India also fully supports India Government and Omega fishmeal and Oil Private Limited to draft the country’s sustainable fishing and sourcing action plan (Fishery Improvement Project Action Plan) for IFFO RS approval. So far, 100% fishmeal in Thailand has been certified by IFFO RS. CP Foods also encourages its subsidiary in Vietnam to apply IFFO RS IP which hopes to achieve IFFO RS by 2022. In addition, it plans to extend such good practices to the Philippines and Malaysia.