Friend of the Sea Confirms Swiss Fredag Black Tiger and White Leg Shrimps

Fredag, a Swiss company specializes in distribution of seafood, has recently concluded the Friend of the Sea audit renewal for black tiger and white leg shrimps.  The company complies with all Friend of the Sea requirements and can continue to display the official seal of approval on its products.

Fredag is located in Root, Oberfeld 7, Switzerland and has been operating since 1986.  The company specializes in distribution of a large variety of high quality products, including seafood.

Fredag’s Vietnamese supplier, Minh Phu Seafood Corporation (MPSC), positively concluded audit process.  Its black tiger and white leg shrimps are now eligible to bear Friend of the Sea (FOS) seal of approval becoming part of FOS-certified Swiss Fredag range of products.

The FOS-certified supplier MPSC is based in Ca Mau, Vietnam.  It mainly processes and markets seafood products supplied by fish farms operated and managed by the MPSC.  MPSC also relies on farms with FOS-compliant sustainable aquaculture requirements. Its farming operations use GMO-free, and hormone-free fish feed. Neither antibiotics nor chemical compounds are adopted to prevent infections or diseases.  The surrounding ecosystem is well preserved.  Water, waste and energy systems are managed properly.  In addition, MPSC provides a detailed identification of the origin of its products.

Black Tiger Shrimp

White Leg Shrimp

Some maintenance and control procedures, in particular concerning animal escapes are compliant after having put in practice FOS-required corrective actions.

The Friend of the Sea label once more guarantees the sustainable production process and origin of Fredag seafood in line with its commitment to boost a future-friendly sustainable life style.

“We have relied on Friend of the Sea to prove the sustainable origin of our products for years.  The certification renewal makes us proud of our commitment to the health of the marine environment,” explains Fabio Piccione, Fredag’s Head of Trading.

Friend of the Sea is an international certification program for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Over 500 companies in more than 50 countries have relied on Friend of the Sea to assess the sustainable origin of their seafood.  Accredited independent certification bodies run audits, based on the best and the most updated available scientific data. Recently the program has expanded to the certification of sustainable shipping, ornamental fish and