Aquaculture and further processing are to be performed under Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP). Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and HACCP principles governed by Federal, and local regulations including USDA regulations.
Farm: Must be free of Antibiotics and their Metabolites, and any other banned substances such as Malachite Green, Crystal Violet and their Metabolites. Must have “Adequate inlet water use” Water quality to be consistently monitored and maintained within BAP and regulatory standards. Feed to be from a certified supplier (with traceability).
Processing: Farm raised product is delivered live to the processing facility where it is bleed and processed.
Process time: live to packaging 180 minutes.
The product is then frozen in an IQF freezer and a 10% (+/- 2%) water glaze applied. The product is packed raw IQF in poly bags and packed 1x15 to a master carton. Master carton is sealed with an approved tamper resistant tape.
Processing in Plants Eligible to Export Siluriformes to the United States: DL 15 & DL 810