Chilean company sets a new standard for fishmeal production
FoodCorp becomes the first company in the world to validate the traceability of the raw material used for its fishmeal production through ORIVO´s laboratory test-based program.
Operating in Chile since 1991, the Norwegian-owned fishing company has made an important contribution to validating the company´s sustainable management of biomass and processed products from the pelagic fishery.
Through ORIVO’s evidence-based testing and certification services, FoodCorp will be able to validate the species and the geographical origin of the fish that uses in its production processes. That would meet the consumer demand for transparent and sustainable feed and supplements.
Focused on producing frozen, preserved, fishmeal, and fish oil mainly from horse mackerel, sardine, and anchovy, close to 82% of the raw material processed by FoodCorp in the first half of 2022 was for direct human consumption, while the remaining raw material, consisting of offcuts and byproducts, was utilized in the production of fishmeal and fish oil for the animal feed market.
Since both the human consumption market and the animal feed market have high standards for traceability, the company identifies the validation of the raw material traceability documentation as a key challenge for the fishing industry as a whole.
“We recognize the growing demand for transparency and traceability in the supply chain. As a fishing industry, we have made significant progress in the last decade in working under international standards that directly align with the sustainability of fisheries. And now, with the third-party certification from ORIVO, we are able to validate this work in a good manner,” said Andrés Daroch, FoodCorp’s general manager. “It is important for our clients that we have an accreditation which is based on actual evidence. Through advanced laboratory testing, ORIVO confirms that our fishmeal is based on the raw material we say it is, and that there are no other species or other ingredients added. To our clients, this is a guarantee of quality and sustainable management of fisheries.”
ORIVO´s services, which are centered around evidence-based transparency, set high standards for the fisheries since the laboratory test results will reveal the presence of any unwanted species in the fishmeal.