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NPC Awarded BRC A Grade Accrediation

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SAUDI ARABIA - The National Prawn Company, a world leader in desert coastal aquaculture, has been awarded the prestigious British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety.

NPC achieved Grade A for the processing of Aquacultured Raw, Cooked, Chilled and Frozen Shrimp Products at its Al Lith aquaculture operation on the Red Sea desert coast, where it currently produces and processes 15,000mt of shrimp each year.

Managing Director, Eng. Ahmad R. Al Balla, said: ”This is a tremendous achievement for the whole team and will, we hope, help us open up new markets. This is a very important accreditation, which demonstrates our commitment to the highest standards of quality and sustainability across all our operations”.

NPC has other accreditations including HACCP, ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 and is the only Saudi Arabian aquaculture operation to have a licence to export to the EU.

NPC exports its shrimps to over 30 markets and has recently launched a domestic brand, Red Sea Shrimp, in the growing Saudi Market.

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