Global Trust Certification (GTC) From NSF

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Amid rising seafood industry concerns about how to comply with complex, changing regulations, Global Trust Certification (GTC), an NSF company, has comprehensive solutions.

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Compliance Concerns Determine Seafood Market Success

Everyone with a stake in the seafood supply chain – producers, distributors, retailers, and restaurants – wants to understand how changes in the regulatory landscape affect how they comply with production standards. These standards address sustainable practices, food fraud, contaminants, quality, handling processes, and the treatment of workers and local communities. But how can your organisation be certain of compliance to stay competitive? Global Trust Certification (GTC) from NSF is the answer.

The Widest Range of Leading Compliance Solutions

With the acquisition of Global Trust Certification (GTC) in January 2021, NSF secured the global presence and local expertise to audit, inspect, and certify to the largest number of accepted seafood standards worldwide. As a result, you can proceed with confidence that your seafood is safe and sustainably acquired – with a verified chain of custody to prove it. Our national and international certification contracts include all of the world’s leaders in seafood standards and all three areas of seafood commerce:

  • Aquaculture (farmed seafood)
  • Fisheries (wild-caught seafood)
  • Chain of Custody (CoC) for both aquaculture and fisheries

Aquaculture (Farmed Seafood)

Through Global Trust Certification, NSF certifies to the following standards for farm-raised seafood:

  • Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)
  • Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)
  • GlobalG.A.P. (Good Agricultural Practice)
  • An Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) Certified Quality Aquaculture (CQA) Programme

Fisheries (Wild-Caught Seafood)

Working closely with fisheries and producers worldwide through Global Trust Certification, NSF offers the following standards:

  • Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
  • MarinTrust
  • Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM)
  • Iceland Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM)
  • Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries - Responsible Fisheries Management (G.U.L.F. RFM)

Chain of Custody (CoC) for Traceability

Through Global Trust Certification, NSF certifies supply-chain traceability (chain of custody) with processes such as identification, segregation, traceability, reconciliation, DNA testing and sampling according to the following standards:

  • Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
  • Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)
  • MarinTrust
  • Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM)
  • Iceland Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM)
  • Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries - Responsible Fisheries Management (G.U.L.F. RFM)
  • Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)

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