Shrimp Standard launched at ESE

by Ellen Hardy
24 April 2008, at 1:00am

EU - A quality standard for shrimp farming is launched at ESE in Brussels today and it is a step closer to sustainable production says GLOBALGAP, who have developed it.

The news shrimp farming standard is based on theincreasing demand for sustainable sources - from processors, retailers and consumers.

It focuses on food safety and animal welfare aspects as well as environmental and social sustainability, says GLOBALGAP, a private sector body that sets voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural products around the globe.

The standard will be launched at the European Seafood Expo later today afternoon.

Ellen Hardy