Rio Mare has become the first tuna producer in Italy, and among the first in the world, to receive the ISO 22005 certificate, for traceability in the feed and food chains.
The certificate, issued by DVN GL, represents a recognition of Rio Mare’s advanced tracking system for monitoring the tuna supply chain.
The project, which involves more than 500 products produced on 10 production lines, allows the company to reconstruct the history of each package.
Thanks to an advanced process that exploits the potential of digital mapping, data retention, and real-time access, Rio Mare monitors and reviews all its suppliers globally through procurement data. This includes those relating to the diversification of the fishing methods used, the tuna species and fishing area.
Consumers can access information online on each Rio Mare product, such as the origin of the raw material, the type of fishing vessel, its nationality, the geographical area, the date on which fishing took place, the fishing technique, the species of canned fish and the date of canning.
Italy’s canned tuna sector was worth €1.1 billion in 2015, with production at 67,300 tonnes, while consumption amounted to 147,000 tonnes, or 2.4 kg per capita.
Italy is Europe’s second biggest tuna producer in Europe, after Spain.
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