Peru's Makro Supermayorista Becomes First Latin American Wholesaler to Support BAP Program
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] January 29, 2015
The Global Aquaculture Alliance 's(GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices fish farming certifiation standard has picked up its first endorsement from a Latin American wholesaler after Makro Supermayorista S.A.said it would commit to adopt the program.
Makro said the BAP certification will be part of a company-wide sustainability initiative, and will work with its suppliers to ensure that its farmed seafood, when available, is sourced from a BAP-certified facility.
Based in Lima, Peru, Makro Supermayorista S.A. is a cash-and-carry wholesaler, selling food and non-food products to registered professional buyers, including small- and medium-sized retailers, caterers and the institutional foodservice. Makro is part of the Dutch SHV Group and has operations in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela.
Makro offers a number of farmed seafood species, including tilapia, Pangasius, trout, salmon and shrimp. The BAP logo will first appear on packaging for tilapia fillets.Full Story »