joint efforts for full compliance
The pangasius industry and Indonesian government work hand in hand to ensure quality, food safety and a sustainable industry. It’s because we care for our customers, our communities and future generations.
Quality and Food Safety
Indonesian producers apply the national standard “Standar Nasional Indonesia” (SNI), which cover all products and processes including the production of pangasius. The SNI is harmonized with international standards that are applied to export products including ISO, HACCP and SPS agreements.
The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries has its own certification scheme for aquaculture practices called CBIB (Cara Budidaya Ikan Yang Baik) or Good Aquaculture Practice certification. The system is based on FAO Good Farming Standard and the EU has acknowledged CBIB as part of the requirement of export into the EU.
Many pangasius farmers have been certified with CBIB certificates. The CBIB is part of the national quality certification system. Hence any exported product including pangasius and other seafood products are subject to follow the system.
International Quality and Food Safety Certification
The leading producers of pangasius in Indonesia are also certified according to international quality and food safety management systems like Good Manufacturing Practice, ISO 9001, and HACCP. In addition, they also have the Halal certification.
The pangasius farmers apply low intensive farming with a low density of fish in the ponds. This reduces the environmental pressure.
On top of that, the Indonesian pangasius farmers apply sustainable practices as part of the Indonesian CBIB or Good Aquaculture Practices.
Some of the leading pangasius companies with integrated farms are considering ASC certification in the near future to demonstrate their commitment to responsible aquaculture.