Open Blue Achieves BRC Certification

Published on 03/18/2017

Open Blue Achieves BRC Certification And another!

Open Blue is delighted to announce its achievement of the British Retail Consortium (BRC) certification to add to the suite of other world class certifications recently achieved for Global GAP, BAP and Friend of the Sea.  These certifications require strict adherence to the world’s highest quality standards for sustainable farming practices and food safety excellence.

“Achieving this BRC certification in parallel with these other world class certifications is a testimony to our company’s total commitment to excellence and daily focus to deliver the freshest, highest quality products to serve our customers. ” said Dave Plumer, CEO of Open Blue.

Next steps for Open Blue include finalization of ISO 9001 with audits completed and a pending audit for the achievement of the recently published ASC standards for Cobia released at the end of 2016.  “We have been a part of the development of these ASC standards since the beginning,” says Plumer “We expect to complete full ASC compliance by Fall 2017.”

Open Blue is a pioneer and world’s leader in raising fish in the Open Ocean in their natural habitat,  miles offshore in pristine blue waters with high energy currents. It is the single largest supplier of fresh Cobia to the US and Europe.  Its operations represent the culmination of a decade of cutting-edge  research on deep ocean aquaculture, in collaboration with the world’s leading scientific laboratories and universities. The result is a revolution in the way fish are responsibly and sustainably raised, from egg to plate.

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The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is the leading trade association for UK retailing.  Although the BRC food safety standard began in the UK, it is now recognized as a global standard.  There are over 17,000 BRC certified sites worldwide, and a large network of BRC certification bodies in 90 countries. BRC initially developed its Global Standard for Food Safety in order to help the food industry meet legislative requirements of the EU General Product Safety Directive and the UK Food Safety Act.

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