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ASC grants first Feed Standard certification in Asia

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The prestigious ASC Feed Standard certification has been granted for the first time in Asia, with Thai Union receiving a single-site certification for their Mahachai feed mill.

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The Mahachai feed mill is also the first certified mill to produce feed for shrimp


Thai Union - a producer of seafood products - has joined the prestigious group of Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified feed companies. The single-site certification for their Mahachai Plant, located in Thailand’s Samut Sakhon province, is the first ASC Feed Standard certification to be granted in Asia.

“Securing the first ASC Feed certificate in Asia underscores our deep commitment to sustainability at the heart of our operations. This is a key step in increasing the availability of responsible feed as part of Thai Union Group’s commitments under its global sustainability strategy, SeaChange 2030,” said Peerasak Boonmechote, chief executive officer of Thai Union Feedmill, in a press release announcing the certification.

Prior to the granting of the certification, Thai Union’s Mahachai site - which produces feed for seabass, seabream and meagre, tilapia, and shrimp - undertook a rigorous audit process over several months. The conclusion of the audit established that their processes and performances meet the ASC Feed Standard’s robust environmental and social requirements.

“We are delighted that Thai Union has joined our Feed Programme. Their certification - the first feed mill certified in Asia - is another landmark moment of progress for ASC’s Feed Standard as it represents the growing global spread of more environmentally and socially responsible feed production,” said Chris Ninnes, chief executive officer for ASC.

“It is also the first certified mill that produces feed for shrimp. With Asia being a particular global hotspot for shrimp farming, ensuring ASC compliant feed is accessible in the region is a significant step forward in promoting and enabling more responsible shrimp farming practices,” he added.

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