Cairo - Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, has announced it was appointed as quality partner by the WorldFish Organisation in Malaysia for the upgrade of production of circa 100 fish farms in Egypt.
The project aims to upgrade production of fish farms, mainly from the two regions of Kafr El Sheikh and Fayoum, which generate around 10,000 tonnes per annum. Small-scale retailers will also benefit from the complete development of the Egyptian aquaculture’s Best Management Practice (BMP) standards and improvement in quality, allowing them to bring products to new markets further away from the main production areas and existing transport routes.
Intertek is an internationally recognized certification body for food safety programmes, and as such, offers certification specifically related to farming methodology, including organic certification, and has become an integral part of global initiatives to certify, train and support the whole value chain and assure its sustainability.
Sherif Fakhry, Global Product Manager, Intertek said: “We are very pleased to be working with Worldfish Organisation on this project. Our partnership will include the complete development of the Egyptian aquaculture Business Management Process (BMP) standards for the entire supply chain. Our team of expert auditors will establish and implement the BMP certification system that focuses on improving performance by managing and optimising the operations. The team will also provide training and support for value chain operators including feed producers, hatcheries, farmers, wholesalers and retailers to become more quality focused and efficient in order to maintain profitability, and meet the growing demand in domestic and international markets.”
Intertek will work with WorldFish Organisation to improve performance, gain efficiencies in manufacturing and logistics, overcome market constraints and reduce risks.