■ HACCP Certificate 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, and designs measurements to reduce these risks to a safe level. In this manner, HACCP is referred as the prevention of hazards rather than finished product inspection. The HACCP system can be used at all stages of a food chain, from food production and preparation processes including packaging, distribution, etc. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) said that their mandatory HACCP programs for juice and meat are an effective approach to food safety and protecting public health.
■ EU Food Safety Management System Certificate The EU integrated approach to food safety aims to assure a high level of food safety, animal health, animal welfare and plant health within the European Union through coherent farm-to-table measures and adequate monitoring, while ensuring the effective functioning of the internal market. The implementation of this approach involves the development of legislative and other actions:To assure effective control systems and evaluate compliance with EU standards in the food safety and quality, animal health, animal welfare, animal nutrition and plant health sectors within the EU and in third countries in relation to their exports to the EU; To manage international relations with third countries and international organizations concerning food safety, animal health, animal welfare, animal nutrition and plant health; To manage relations with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and ensure science-based risk management.
■ Halal Certificate Wen Chi Seafood holds a halal certificate. A halal certified product is recognition that the products are permissible under Islamic Law or “Shariah Law”. It includes all the ingredients, preparation, handling, processing, packaging and transfer. Wen Chi Seafood is a Muslim-friendly company.
■ U.S. FDA Registration Wen Chi Seafood is registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration pursuant to the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, as amended by the Bioterrorism Act of 2002 and the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.
■ Russia Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Russia Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance is the federal organ of executive power, carrying out functions on control and supervision in the field of veterinary science. It establishes and lifts phytosanitary quarantine zones , it controls the use of pesticides and agrochemicals, it maintains soil fertility, it is responsible for selection achievements, protection, reproduction and use of objects of animal world (hunting resources) and aquatic biological resources, and it also carries out the functions on protecting the population from animal infectious deseases.
■ BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 The Global Standard for Food Safety is developed by food industry experts from retailers, manufacturers and food service organisations to ensure it is rigorous and detailed, yet easy to understand. First published in 1998, the Food Safety Standard is now in its eighth issue and is well-established globally. It has evolved with input from many leading global specifiers. It provides a framework to manage product safety, integrity, legality and quality, and the operational controls for these criteria in the food and food ingredient manufacturing, processing and packing industry. The Standard focuses on: encouraging development of product safety culture; expanding the requirements for environmental monitoring to reflect the increasing importance of this technique; encouraging sites to further develop systems for security and food defence; adding clarity to the requirements for high-risk, high-care and ambient high-care production risk zones; ensuring global applicability and bench-marking to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
■ The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Chain of Custody (CoC) MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) is a non-profit international organization, that aims to promote the management of marine resources and establish a set of independent resource certification standards for sustainable and well-managed fisheries. The three main principles are: sustainable fish resources, minimizing the impact on the environment and effective fishery management. In view of the exhaustion of marine resources in order to sustainable use of marine living resources, Wenchi Seafood is committed to promote the MSC/ASC certified fishery for aquatic products market. So we acquired MSC-COC and ASC-COC certification. By implementing good management of aquatic product supply chain, and improve market mechanism to achieve environmental management.
■ Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), Chain of Custody (CoC) ASC (Aquaculture Stewardship Council) is a non-profit international organization that aims to manage the global standards of responsible aquaculture, transform the aquatic product market, and has the following characteristics: improve credibility through environmental identification, reduce the environment and society of commercial aquatic products footprints, help promote responsible farming production and connect farms to the market. Wenchi Aquatic Products is committed to promote the ASC-certified fishery and aquatic products market, by obtaining ASC-COC certification. By implementing good management of aquatic product supply chain, and improve market mechanism to achieve environmental management.