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Makro Backs Best Aquaculture Practice Certification

Lucy Towers
02 February 2015, at 12:00am

PERU - Makro Supermayorista S.A. has been added to the growing list of wholesalers, retailers and foodservice operators worldwide that endorse the Global Aquaculture Alliance's Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification programme.

Makro is the first major Latin American wholesaler to endorse the BAP programme. It is adopting BAP certification as part of a company-wide sustainability initiative, working 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.