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Contact an SGS expert to learn how you can ensure seafood safety, quality and sustainability.

Increasing pressure on the sustainability of wild caught seafood, means consumers are becoming more reliant than ever on farm-raised supplies, sourced far from the dinner table. As a result, retailers and food service organizations are using farmed-raised seafood to meet consumer demand and to keep to their commitments on sustainability and safety while managing supply chain risks. Learn how our tailored programs can help.

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Ensure Seafood Safety, Authenticity and Quality

  • Sensory and physical examinations
  • Microbiological testing
  • Chemical testing
  • DNA species identification

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Monitor Consignments

  • Pre-production hygiene inspections
  • Checks during the production process
  • Random pre-shipment inspections
  • Container inspections
  • Fishing vessel catch verification


Receive Certification

  • Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)
  • Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)
  • Marine Stewardship Council and Aquaculture Stewardship Council Chain of Custody (MSC/ASC CoC)
  • GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture, Feed Mill and Chain of Custody
  • Seafood HACCP
  • GFSI Recognized Standards
  • SMETA, BSCI and other social accountability schemes
  • Seafood Processing Standard (SPS)
  • FISH Standard for Crew


Digital Innovation

  • SGS DIGICOMPLY: Transform the big data of compliance information into user-friendly actionable knowledge
  • TRANSPARENCY-ONE: Manage risk, production and safety with SGS’s digital supply chain solution
  • SGS GFI data management with enhanced business intelligence organizes and manages all food safety and quality, inspection and testing data within one platform while providing business transparency, efficiency, accountability and compliance for your supply chain’s performance.

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Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Our FSMA certification audits provide compliance evidence that importers and suppliers need. Our FDA-approved PCQI training as well as comprehensive list of FSMA courses and technical services can help you to ensure compliance with the requirements of FSMA regulations. Through a global network of food testing labs, we can help you to comply with product safety and integrity requirements, the validation of process preventive controls, environmental monitoring, water testing, supply chain and allergen management requirements of FSMA.

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Fishing Vessel Assessments

Monitor and assess the risks within your wild-caught, seafood supply chains while supporting your sustainability policy and disclosures with specific, key performance data across FAO, IMO, and ILO guidance criteria. Vessel assessments provide an overall risk score, and are organized for single vessels or fleets across multiple clauses including:

  • Child and young labor
  • Forced labor
  • Grievance mechanisms
  • Fisher’s work agreements & recruitment
  • Health, safety and training
  • Working hours and compensation
  • Care of the catch

What We Offer

As a global leader in testing, inspection and certification for the food industry, we can help you to ensure that your seafood suppliers meet essential quality, safety and sustainability requirements. We can confirm that your suppliers meet contractual requirements, regulations and customer demands. Our tailored programs balance your risk assessments and adhere to your budget.

Key Benefits

  • Reduce risk
  • Promote sustainability
  • Improve overall performance
  • Increase stakeholder commitment
  • Provide customers with peace of mind
  • Ensure transparency, efficiency and accountability with our innovative digital platforms

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Our Services

SGS is a recognized authority for monitoring seafood supply chains against internationally recognized social accountability standards, and we can help you to assess the sustainability of your products and reduce environmental impact.

With unrivaled expertise in seafood testing, inspection and certification and a global network of testing laboratories and inspection centers, we have the resources to help companies worldwide to monitor and verify safety, quality, compliance and sustainability.

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