Both producers and consumers of marine-based products – such as fish oil, fish meal and cosmetics – want to be confident that these products are sourced sustainably and accurately identified to prevent false labeling and quality problems. Available through NSF, the MarinTrust Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard (to be accredited in 2022) resolves these concerns.
The MarinTrust CoC Standard provides assurance that seafood materials are acquired at responsibly managed fisheries. It also verifies the use of best practices in manufacturing, handling, and delivery – demonstrating full traceability and accurate product identification at every stage in the chain of custody.
The MarinTrust CoC has two main components:
The MarinTrust CoC Standard conforms to internationally recognized practices and criteria such as the ISEAL Codes of Good Practice and initiatives of the International Organization for Standardization, such as ISO 17065.
MarinTrust, an initiative of Marine Ingredients Certification Ltd., is an international certification program for marine ingredients. MarinTrust CoC is specifically directed toward fisheries and processing. The MarinTrust CoC Standard was originally known as the IFFO RS CoC Standard.
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