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SGS Peru achieves ISO 17065 Accreditation

By Stephen Daniells

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© Getty Images / Bill Ferngren
© Getty Images / Bill Ferngren
SGS Perú achieved ISO17065 accreditation by INCAL via the IFFO RS Standard V2.0, thereby reaffirming the robustness, credibility and good representation of the aquaculture value chain.

The Global Standard for Responsible Supply (IFFO RS) is a business-to-business certification programe for the production of marine ingredients consisting of 3 elements: The IFFO RS Global Standard for Responsible Supply (IFFO RS); the IFFO RS Chain of Custody for Responsible Supply (IFFO RS CoC); and the IFFO RS Improver Programme (IFFO RS IP).

As of 2018, 130 plants in 17 different countries have gained IFFO RS certification and over 45% of the worlds combined production of Marine ingredients is IFFO RS compliant.

“Achieving this accreditation via the new version of the IFFO RS standard helps us to reaffirm our objective within the marine ingredients industry which is to provide a robust standard with rigorous certification processes that is internationally recognized. This recognition also contributes to the importance of marine ingredients in the value chain of aquaculture,”​ said the IFFO RS General Manager.

Alfonso Chavarri, Head of Certification of SGS Perú, added: “We are proud to receive ISO 17065 accreditation for the IFFO RS V2.0 standard. With this, we become the only certifying body of this norm in the region reaffirming our commitment with the industry to promote responsible behavior in order to obtain sustainable results”

Rosa Cerna, Accreditation Coordinator of Inspection and Certification bodies of INACAL, commented: “We are proud to grant the extension of accreditation to a Peruvian certification to provide product certification services against the IFFO RS V2.0 standard, which will allow the international recognition of Peruvian fishmeal and fish oil as products with the highest quality standards in compliance with international production and supply standards, whose conformity assessment will be carried out by a certification body with national accreditation.”

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