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Supervalu Adopts BAP Seafood Certification

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US - Supervalu Inc, one of the largest grocery retailers in the US, has adopted Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification as part of its comprehensive aquaculture procurement policy.

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Supervalu's goal is to work closely with its suppliers and the Global Aquaculture Alliance to ensure that all aquaculture species for which GAA has certification standards are sourced from BAP-certified farms by early 2013.

"We are delighted with the addition of Supervalu to our rapidly growing list of companies that endorse the BAP programme," Peter Redmond, BAP vice president of development, said.

"The Global Aquaculture Alliance commends Supervalu for making this decision, taking a leading role in the industry and being a strong advocate and voice of change for the company's customers."

"Seafood sustainability is an ongoing commitment at Supervalu, and we are excited to work with GAA on this issue," said Chris Hooks, Supervalu vice president of meat, seafood, dairy and frozen foods.

"Expanding our sustainability efforts to include farm-raised seafood is extremely important to ensure we are securing a viable seafood supply for customers, both now and in the future."