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Cargill's Central American feed mills get BAP certification

Cargill de Honduras facility. (Photo Credit: Cargill Central America)
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Friday, June 05, 2015, 23:20 (GMT + 9)

Two of the Cargill’s feed mills, Cargill de Honduras S. de R. L. and Cargill de Nicaragua S.A., recently earned Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.

The two feed mills are the first feed mills in Central America as well as Cargill’s first feed mills to attain BAP certification. The only other BAP-certified feed mills in Central and South America are located in Chile.

Companies sourcing from BAP-certified hatcheries, farms and processing plants can now source feed from one of the two Cargill feed mills and qualify to offer four-star BAP product. Four-star status is the highest such designation in the BAP programme.

“With BAP certification, Cargill is not only consolidating its leading position in Central America but also, and most importantly, creating the capability to offer BAP feed for shrimp from its plant in Honduras and Nicaragua and BAP feed for tilapia from its plant in Honduras. By including these feeds in their portfolio, they are supporting customers to comply with world-class quality requirements so they can also satisfy their demanding customers that they ship to domestic, regionally and overseas,” said Cargill in a statement.

The Honduras feed mill is located in Bufalo, Villanueva, while the Nicaragua feed mill is located in Masaya, Carretera a Masaya.

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