Certifications are Important

Because No One Can Afford Mistakes When Buying Shrimp

In this day and age, when purchasing mistakes make the front page and social media amplifies them to every smart phone, retailers and foodservice buyers need a consistent, reliable supply of shrimp, and can’t afford the risk of not having a program that’s transparent to their customers. The SSI is a certified product pipeline that fosters a direct connection between the shrimp producer and the retailer or foodservice company. Buyers who work with the SSI have access to certified and consistent shrimp supplies that match their procurement guidelines, standards and customer’s expectations.

 

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Sustainable Shrimp Initiative producers go the extra mile. Not all shrimp producers qualify for the stringent SSI criteria as suppliers. The SSI team, thanks to decades of working in the seafood sector, has developed a supplier pipeline made up of producers who are changing the way shrimp comes to market. All the shrimp producers who work within the SSI network have opened their doors to not only international certification scrutiny, but to additional independent SSI third party audits. 

SSI Farms & Programs


Additional Audits

ALL farms taking part in the SSI program must pass additional SSI independent audits. This is to ensure that the shrimp supply is always in compliance at all times. It's how the SSI can ensure that shrimp buyers have the most reliable shrimp year-round.

 

Transparent Pipeline

The SSI is a transparent pipeline that fosters a direct connection between the shrimp producer and the retailer or foodservice company. Buyers who work with the SSI have access to certified and consistent shrimp supplies that match their procurement guidelines, standards and customer’s expectations.

The SSI team circles the globe finding producers who meet established certification criteria, then takes it to the next level with additional third party audits of the supply chain. Beyond finding the shrimp sources, the SSI team works with buyers to customize the spec of their bids, so that a successful, long-term product match can be made.

Consistent buying relationships help everyone. Once a shrimp spec or product has been matched to a buyer in North America, that supplier can continue to produce shrimp to the required standard with confidence. And North America buyers can rely on SSI suppliers to consistently produce shrimp exactly how they want it. Once you have a product you are happy with, you know you can get it again through the SSI.

Global Supply

 

 

 

Good shrimp is happening around the world, and we’re partnered with the best in the business. SSI shrimp producers operate in the following countries:

Peru                      Belize

Nicaragua              India     

Bangladesh           Costa Rica

Thailand                Vietnam

Ecuador                Indonesia    

Philippines            Pakistan