Two of Cargill's feed mills, Cargill de Honduras S. de R. L. and Cargill de Nicaragua S.A., recently earned Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. They are the first feed mills outside Chile to achieve this status, as well as being Cargill’s first feed mills to attain BAP certification.
Feed from the two mills qualifies as a four-star BAP product, which is the highest designation in the BAP program.
“With BAP certification, Cargill is not only consolidating its leading position in Central America but also, and most importantly, creating the capability to offer BAP feed for shrimp from its plant in Honduras and Nicaragua and BAP feed for tilapia from its plant in Honduras. By including these feeds in their portfolio, they are supporting customers to comply with world-class quality requirements so they can also satisfy their demanding customers that they ship to domestic, regionally and overseas,” said Cargill in a statement.
“We are very excited with the growth and acceptance of the BAP program in Central and South America,” said Peter Redmond, BAP VP of market development. “Cargill’s leadership position on this is a very bold move and enhances the value and importance of four-star BAP product being delivered to the actual marketplace.”