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Eroski Awarded GlobalG.A.P. Certificate For Aquaculture Supply Chain

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Eroski Awarded GlobalG.A.P. Certificate For Aquaculture Supply Chain

Spanish retailer Eroski has announced that it has become the first Spanish distribution chain to pass the GlobalG.A.P.-certified aquaculture chain of custody audit.

The GlobalG.A.P. certificate, which stands for 'good agricultural practice', acknowledges that certain species of fish raised via aquaculture methods and sold by 361 of Eroski's fishmongers have been produced safely and sustainably.

Certified fish species include gilt-head sea bream, sea bass, corvina and turbot.

"In Eroski, we are committed to a sustainable food model, and we move forward to offer the consumer new options for a healthier and more responsible diet," said Alejandro Martínez Berriochoa, director of health and sustainability at Eroski.

"This international certification is a guarantee for our customers that fresh fish with this seal comes from sustainable aquaculture," Martínez Berriochoa continued.


GlobalG.A.P. Certification

The GlobalG.A.P. seal takes into consideration the environmental impact of the product, the periodic control of food safety, the control of water quality, and traceability controls.

Eroski, as part of its commitments to health and sustainability, has consolidated its leadership in fresh produce and the marketing of more responsible foods.

Last year, the Spanish retailer was awarded the Marine Stewardship Council certificate for the sale of fresh fish from sustainable fishing grounds.

Eroski said that it has a sustainable fishing policy based on 11 principles, some of which include sustainability of the commercial offer, the sale of products using authorised species and fishing grounds only, respect for minimum size requirements, commitment to sustainable fishing techniques, and relying on local suppliers.


Eroski has been a big promoter of sustainable and local sourcing of products, and it recently announced that 35% of its eggs have come from cage-free hens.

© 2018 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Aidan O'Sullivan. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: European Supermarket Magazine.

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