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Scottish Salmon Company hits milestone with 2-star BAP certification

The company was awarded the certification for its processing sites.

The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) is the first salmon producer in the United Kingdom to be awarded a 2-star ‘Best Aquaculture Practice’ (BAP) certification.

It was awarded a second star for its processing sites at Marybank in Stornoway and Cairndow at Loch Fyne.

This announcement comes six months after SSC was awarded a star for all of its marine sites throughout the West Coast of Scotland and Hebrides.

The BAP certification program is administered by the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and is compliant with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) and Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI).

It is the only certification to cover the entire aquaculture production chain, from hatcheries to farms to processing plants.

The Scottish Salmon Company has now reached the second stage in its journey achieving full BAP certification across all of its operations.

"To be awarded a 2-star certification just six months after our first BAP accreditation not only recognises the commitment and expertise of our people, but also reinforces our exacting standards in producing the best quality Scottish salmon," said Craig Anderson, CEO of The Scottish Salmon Company.

"Developing a platform for responsible business growth continues to be a core priority as we look forward. These new BAP certifications will help strengthen our commitment and passion for Scottish provenance and quality and continue to drive our international export strategy."

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