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Thailand's CP Foods to end use of illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing

Thailand's Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL. or CP Foods, said Oct. 5 that it will end the use of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing across its supply chain.

The Thai packaged food producer uses fishmeal as an ingredient in its shrimp feed production. CP Foods expects that in 2019, at least some of that supply coming from fishmeal factories in Vietnam, India and the Philippines will be certified under the International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organization Responsible Supply, or IFFO RS, standard. The fishmeal used in its operations in Thailand is already certified.

CP Foods also will train and consult its suppliers on Good Manufacturing Practice, a global certification program for good production of feedmill and feed raw materials.

The initiatives form part of the company's 2020 target to implement 100% auditing of critical suppliers, specifically of its fishmeal suppliers, on sustainability areas focused on environmental, human rights and labor issues.