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Mar

Tropic Seafood Gains “A” Grade by BRC Global Standards

Tropic Seafood is now re-certified by BRC Global Standards. This means that Tropic Seafood has conformed to the Global Standard for Food Safety and is listed as such HERE.

On 19th November 2013, BRC inspectors renewed Tropic Seafood’s Certification with an “A” Grade after the audit.

Tropic Seafood, Ltd., located in Nassau, Bahamas, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Beaver Street Fisheries of Jacksonville, Florida. The current 1,821 square meter facility was built in 2000 and includes a 557 sq. meter cold storage. This facility processes raw frozen lobster tails annually from August to the end of March operating one shift 5 days per week. The plant employees 85 workers during the season with an annual production of approximately one million kilograms. Frozen lobster tails are purchased from independent Bahamas fishing vessels which pre-process the lobsters by removing the tails and treating them with a sulphite-based anti-oxidant to prevent melanosis. The tails are then frozen on-board the vessels. After delivery to the plant, the tails are inspected, thawed, soaked in solution of tri-poly phosphate, automatically size graded, placed in individual poly bags, packed in 10 lb. boxes and blast frozen. Once frozen, the 10 lb. boxes are run through a metal detector then packed into 40lb. master cartons. The plant utilizes ozone extensively in processing and in sanitation activities.  Ultimately, the product is exported to the USA and Europe.

ABOUT BRC:

BRC Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification program, used by over 20,000 certificated suppliers in 90 countries, with certification issued through a worldwide network of accredited Certification Bodies. The Standards guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufactures fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. BRC Global Standards are now often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers.

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