Since it’s inception, Regal Springs has made the commitment to produce the best tilapia product and subsequently improve the quality of life in the communities we farm.These efforts have paid off and we are proud to be recognized as the leader in eco-balanced tilapia aquaculture. Our facilities in Indonesia and Honduras have lead the way and we are excited for our facilities in Mexico to carry on that tradition. Our commitments have been confirmed by third-party certifications against the most reputable international standards. Below are some of our current certifications. You should know that we are 100% committed to keeping these certifications as well as exploring every way to continue to bring you the best quality product while maintaining our core beliefs.
The ASC’s benchmark standards strive to minimize the footprint of commercial aquaculture by assuring farming operations not only protect and sustain the environment but also farm in a socially responsible way. The ASC developed standards in conjunction with scientists, conservation groups, aquaculture producers, processors as well as retail and foodservice companies. Regal Springs was a founding member of this team. These standards are the most comprehensive set of sustainability standards in the industry and Regal Springs is proud to be leading the way in these areas. In fact, Regal was the first aquaculture operation in the world to become ASC certified.
The BAP certification includes both sustainable farming techniques and a component of food safety which benchmarks against the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards. The GAA aspires to improve the overall quality and supply of aquaculture seafood to help meet world food needs. The organization supports technological research and shares this with members and research facilities.
The BRC develops global food safety and quality standards which are used throughout the world. The goal is to facilitate the standardization of quality, safety, operational and legal obligation criteria as well as help provide protection to the consumer. Consisting of a suite of four industry-leading Technical Standards that specify requirements in the production, packaging, storage and distribution of safe food products, these standards are specified by growing number of retailers and branded manufacturers in the EU and North America. Certification against BRC standards is achieved through audit by a third party. The BRC is regarded as the benchmark for best practice in the food industry and that’s why Regal choses to obtain this important certification.
HACCP is a systematic, preventive approach to assure the safety of our food supply, and starts by identifying the critical points throughout the production process that could be hazardous to the safety of the food and establishing controls at these points to prevent the introduction of a problem. A HACCP plan also designs measurements to reduce these risks to a safe level. The FDA requires all seafood coming into the US be processed under a valid HACCP plan. Verification and validation of the HACCP plan is crucial to its’ effectiveness. Regal employs solid HACCP plans at each processing facility, and our plans have been validated by independent auditing companies such as NSF Surefish.
A number of customers conduct customer specific social audits to determine compliance to local labor laws and other compliance issues. We are happy to oblige to any specific customer request.