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Exhibitors News

Thursday 27 de January del 2022

AquaSur 2022, the most important fishing and aquaculture exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere, will be held March 2-4 in the city of Puerto Montt, Los Lagos region, Chile and SGS, a Swiss company and world leader in inspection, verification, certification and training in the aquaculture industry, will be one of the exhibitors in this new version. Global food production must double to meet the demands of a rapidly growing population, which is expected to reach 10 billion people by 2050. Demand for seafood has also been rising rapidly, with per capita consumption doubling in the last 50 years. As consumption reaches record levels, extractive fisheries are seen as an unviable alternative to meet this need, with aquaculture being the most promising segment for the supply of high quality proteins to the world’s food supply. SGS, a Swiss company, world leader in inspection, verification, testing, certification and training, offers a wide range of solutions that cover the entire value chain of the aquaculture industry, from fish farms, fattening centers, processing plants, traders and distributors. This service offering involves inspection activities, laboratory analysis, certification and technical assistance specific to this sector, providing solutions to companies around the world when supervising and validating food safety, product quality, product compliance and sustainability, generating value to our customers. INSPECTION Our international network of inspection centers can monitor seafood shipments in the following ways: – Pre-production hygiene inspections – Initial and in-production checks – Final random inspection (pre-shipment) – Container inspection/temperature control and cargo monitoring – Arrival inspection at any destination market. ANALYSIS SGS has an international network of food testing laboratories, located where you need them most. Our Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) improves the productivity and efficiency of laboratory operations. SGS LIMS enables automation and instrument integration, reducing turnaround times and human error. Test results are permanently accessible on the web portal. – Microbiological analysis – Chemical analysis – Analysis of contaminants and unauthorized substances – Molecular biology analysis CERTIFICATIONS AND AUDITS Seafood certification standards build confidence in seafood for human consumption. In the long term, they provide seafood companies with the motivation to implement integrated management systems for seafood safety, quality, traceability and sustainability, ensuring their long-term survival. SGS, a world leader in certification, is accredited to help you certify your operations to the following standards: – ASC Aquacuture Stewardship Council – Marine Stewardship Council Chain of Custody (MSc CoC) – BRCGS Global Food Safety – BRCGS Packaging Materials – International Featured Standard – IFS Food – International Featured Standard – IFS Logistic – International Featured Standard – IFS Broker – Best Aquaculture Practices – GSA for Seafood Processing Plants, Farms, Hatcheries, Feed Mills, Cluster and Groups. – Safe Quality Food (SQF) – Marine Trust – GLOBAL G.A.P Aquaculture – ISO 22.000 & FSSC 22000 – ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS – HACCP Codex Alimentarius. BENEFITS OF SGS We strive to provide outstanding value at every step of your project, by offering: A single source to monitor, certify and improve operational excellence for your customers, by: – A network of the industry’s most advanced experts – Fast turnaround time – Technical assistance throughout the process – Key account management – Personalized service – Reporting and data management – International coverage – Ad-hoc project development – On-site laboratories – Automatic reporting.