Tuesday, January 23, 2018

24/01/2018: Government of Canada invests $20 million to Asian carp prevention in the Great Lakes

The Government of Canada is committed to preserving our freshwater resources and protecting the Great Lakes from the threat of invasive species

 
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On behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister for Democratic Institutions and Member of Parliament for Burlington, announced today a significant investment to protect the Canadian Great Lakes from Asian carps.

The Government is investing up to $20 million over five years, and ongoing, to Canada's Asian Carp Program to continue prevention efforts through early warning surveillance, partnering and outreach activities. This funding will allow Fisheries and Oceans Canada to expand the Asian Carp Program to increase protection of our Great Lakes and preserve our fisheries.

Asian carps are among the top aquatic invasive species being monitored for their potential establishment in the Great Lakes. Already established in the Mississippi River basin in the United States, the four species of Asian carps (Bighead, Silver, Grass and Black) aggressively compete with native fishes for food and habitat, and have quickly become the dominant species. Risk assessments conducted by Canada and the US show that the Great Lakes contains enough food and adequate habitat for Bighead, Silver and Grass carps to support an invasion and establishment.

The Government will continue to work closely with provincial and US counterparts to support prevention and control activities, provide scientific support and expertise designed to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species.


Visit the Fisheries and Oceans Canada website, HERE.

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24/01/2018: Cargill and Gastromotiva to drive social and economic impact through the power of food

Organisations team up to take the Social Gastronomy Movement global 
  

Through a joint venture between Cargill and Brazilian non-profit Gastromotiva and Cargill are teaming up to globalise the Social Gastronomy Movement, which uses the power of food to address social inequality, improve nutrition education, eliminate food waste and create jobs. Cargill has signed on as a founding partner, which includes a three-year, $1.5 million commitment to scale the community-based approach to tackle these urgent societal challenges across the globe.
   


Gastromotiva helped to pioneer the Social Gastronomy Movement, with chefs driving the effort in local communities. Strong public and private partnerships are vital to translate that impact on a global scale.

“This partnership brings together two organisations focused on driving social and economic change through food,” said David MacLennan, Cargill Chairman and CEO. “By combining Gastromotiva’s community focus with Cargill’s global footprint and experience, we can scale the Social Gastronomy Movement to have a positive impact on nourishing individuals around the world.”


Connecting the world through food, education
Chef David Hertz founded Gastromotiva to create opportunities for those living on the margins of society, while also working to reduce food waste. Currently, they provide vocational kitchen training, entrepreneurial classes and nutrition education in communities across Brazil, El Salvador, South Africa and Mexico. The organisation’s impact is on full display at Refettorio Gastromotiva, a community kitchen in Rio de Janeiro that serves as both a school and a restaurant. There, students receive free vocational training and help prepare delicious, healthy meals made from food surplus that would otherwise go to waste. The meals are served restaurant-style to people in need, in a space that encourages dialogue and companionship.

“Cargill and Gastromotiva are joining forces to make something much bigger than ourselves—to accelerate a movement that will reach the masses," said David Hertz. "By training people to work as chefs, feeding those in need and using food that would have otherwise gone to waste, we generate opportunities, lift up those who are struggling and empower the world through service.”

Cargill’s three-year partnership, announced this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, was forged to take this model to scale. The partners will focus on launching an online platform and establishing new Social Gastronomy hubs in communities around the world.

“Food is the great connector—and the Social Gastronomy Movement can serve as an equaliser—restoring dignity and respect for anyone in need of a meal or in need of a job,” said Devry Boughner Vorwerk, Cargill corporate vice president. She noted that the partnership aims to address the same challenges underpinning the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

“Through hands-on education and training, Social Gastronomy helps the world address some of our greatest challenges, from hunger to unemployment and economic disparity to food waste.” “In a fractured world, Social Gastronomy can bring us all together, to a shared table. It can build the bridge between grass root solutions, policy makers and business leaders. This fast-changing world requires joint actions and solutions more than ever,” said Nicola Gryczka, CEO of Gastromotiva.

To learn more, HERE.

Visit the Social Gastronomy website, HERE

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Inteqnion Solutions company profile



Inteqnion is specialised in the design, build and installation of control systems for the batch and continuous controlled process industry. With their control solutions, Inteqnion focus on the improvement and optimisation of your production process.

Industries
You can find Inteqnion Process Control Systems in different segments within the feed, flour and bulk industry. For each segment, Inteqnion modifies the Process Control Systems for the specific requirements in the particular market.

Why choose Inteqnion?
“When you cooperate with Inteqnion you choose for quality and reliability. You benefit from our knowledge and experience our passion. Inteqnion is a no-nonsense organisation with more than 30 professionals who have years of experience in the process industry”
– Interqnion Solutions


Visit the Inteqnion website, HERE.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

23/01/2018: F3 Team hosts fish oil challenge webinars

The F3 (Future of Fish Feed) Team invites companies interested in the Fish Oil Challenge to join one of two upcoming informational webinars to discuss the contest rules, including a new change to the product criteria, how to participate as a company or team, and to answer any questions related to the contest.
 


When
Webinar 1:
Thursday, January 25 at 4 PM PST (12 m GMT on Jan. 26) (recommended for Eastern Asia, Oceania, Western North America)

Webinar 2: Friday, January 26 at 5 AM PST (1pm GMT) (recommended for Europe, Africa, Middle East, Western Asia, South America, Eastern North America)

Participants are invited to submit questions in advance through the Contact form on the Challenge website or by emailing f3fishfreefeed@gmail.com.

These questions will be given highest priority during the call. Advance registration for the webinars is highly recommended. Both webinars will be conducted in English.

To register for the webinar, click HERE.

About the F3 Fish Oil Challenge
The goal of the F3 Fish Oil Challenge is to accelerate the availability of cost-competitive, viable alternatives to fish oil that provide the essential nutritional components for fish and at the same time help reduce demand for wild-caught fish for fish feed and enhance food security. A cash prize of $100,000+ will be awarded to the company or team that makes and sells the greatest amount of DHA + EPA + ARA as calculated from their sales of fish-free “fish oil” to fish farmers or fish-feed makers during the challenge. Registration for the contest closes on April 30, 2018.

For more information visit the F3 Fish Oil Challenge website, HERE.



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23/01/2018: Diamond V's Asia team: expanded capability in 2018

Diamond V’s Asia team is expanding to add greater technical capabilities for 2018. New team members who joined in 2017 bring deep technical and marketing expertise to support customer growth across animal health, feed, and food sectors.

With meat consumption in Asia rising and projected to continue to grow, the Diamond V Asia team looks forward to providing effective solutions for the feed and animal industries.
 

“I’m proud of the customer support and growth achieved by our team over the past year and am excited about the opportunities ahead with our immune support technology,” says JC Filippi, Managing Director – Asia for Diamond V, based in Bangkok, Thailand. “With a full range of animal health and technical service experts, our team is ideally positioned to provide world class service to the animal industry in Asia and address key industry challenges, including the need to improve pre-harvest food safety and support antibiotic stewardship."

New Team Members

 
Serge Cornellie, Ph.D. 
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Serge Cornellie, Ph.D.
Senior Consultant - Technical and Business Development, Asia
Dr. Serge Cornellie oversees Diamond V business in Japan and South Korea while leading the team’s growth initiatives and providing technical support for aquaculture in Asia. Dr. Cornellie earned his doctorate in Fish Nutrition from the University of Leuven in Belgium, and has over 30 years of experience in aquaculture research and business development in Asia. He is based in Tokyo, Japan.

Visiel Tolentino
Senior Consultant - Strategic Marketing, Asia
In her role, Visiel Tolentino promotes Diamond V’s brand in the region and helps create awareness for the company’s technologies supporting non-antibiotic solutions and food safety, including for foodborne pathogen risk control. She brings to the position 18 years of experience in the animal and feed additive industry. Mrs. Tolentino is based in Manila, Philippines. 


 
Kwan Yuk Kwaun, D.V.M. 
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Kwan Yuk Kwaun, D.V.M. 
Senior Consultant - Technical Services, Asia 
Dr. Kwan Yuk Kwaun supports Diamond V business development initiatives in Asia and provides technical assistance to animal producers, veterinarians and nutritionists. Dr. Kwan earned her veterinary degree from Universiti Putra Malaysia before joining the animal and feed industry, holding various technical and leadership roles. She is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and brings more than 25 years of professional experience to her position with Diamond V. 

Marilyn Sim
Senior Consultant - Business Development, Asia
Marilyn Sim focuses on Malaysia, Indonesia, and Taiwan. Her in-depth knowledge of the animal and feed industries and extensive business network help to drive Diamond V growth in these markets. Prior to joining Diamond V, Mrs. Sim worked as head of animal nutrition for a large feed additive distribution company. She is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Utumporn Innoi
Key Account Manager
Utumporn Innoi provides both technical and marketing support to key accounts in the region. Ms. Innoi earned her Bachelors in Veterinary Medicine from Chulalongkorn University before joining the animal industry where she has worked in various sales and technical roles since 2008. She is based in Bangkok, Thailand.

To see other members of Diamond V's Asia Team, click HERE

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23/01/2018: ASC’s Seriola programme gains industry footing

Kurose Suisan and Global Ocean Works are first farms certified to Seriola standard

The Japanese farms Kurose Suisan and Global Ocean Works have become the first Seriola producers in the world to earn certifications under the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Seriola and Cobia Standard for responsible aquaculture.
 

The Standard, which establishes strict environmental and social requirements for farmed fish, is quickly gaining traction within the industry.

Kurose Suisan achieved its certification on 16th December last year after an independent assessment, following the ASC multi-site approach, of three sites – Kushima, Uchinoura and Nobeoka Farms – by third-party conformity assessment body (CAB) SCS Global Services.Global Ocean Works’ certification was announced one week later on 22nd December, following an audit of the Fukuyama Fish Farm by Amita, the local independent CAB.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Kurose Suisan and Global Ocean Works to the growing family of ASC certified farms. I would like to offer my personal congratulations to all those involved in becoming the first Seriola producers to achieve the ASC standard,” said Chris Ninnes, CEO of ASC.”

Koji Yamamoto, ASC’s General Manager for Japan said, "This is a significant milestone for the ASC. Domestic production of Seriola in Japan is a large proportion of the global total. It is the most farmed finfish species in Japan, and is an integral and historical part of many coastal communities. The arrival of certified Seriola products into the market is a highly anticipated and a significant addition to the ASC line of products from domestic aquaculture. I sincerely wish that this achievement will contribute positively to the future of these coastal communities and that through the market recognition for ASC labelled product this is reinforced. It is pleasing that this market interest is encouraging other Seriola farms to follow their example.”

“WWF Japan would like to express our sincere respect and congratulations to Kurose Suisan and Global Ocean Works for their achievement on ASC certification,” said Aiko Yamauchi, the leader of Ocean and Seafood Group of WWF Japan. “WWF Japan fully understands that producer improvements based on ASC certification were challenging and represent an outstanding accomplishment. We expect this new ASC certified yellowtail will encourage the Japanese market and consumers to support responsible aquaculture broadly.”

“We are excited to be performing conformance assessments under this rigorous new standard” said Jason Swecker, SCS Global Services’ Manager of Sales and Marketing for MSC and ASC Certifications. “We are happy to be part of a process that is propelling the way for responsible Seriola aquaculture practices within the industry.”

Kurose Suisan, operated by the Nissui Group network, has been producing Seriola since 2004 under the brand, Kurose Yellowtail, from its farms sites located in Kushima, in the Miyazaki prefecture in the south of Japan. Global Oceans Works, based in Tarumizu City, Kagoshima Prefecture Japan, was established in 2009 with a focus on processing and sale of ‘hamachi' yellow tail.

A standard for responsibly farmed Seriola

The ASC Seriola and Cobia Standard, launched just over a year ago, addresses the key negative environmental and social impacts associated with Seriola aquaculture. The standard sets measurable, performance-based requirements that farms must meet to be certified, including preservation of local habitats and biodiversity, minimising fish escapes, conservation of water and water quality, minimal use of therapeutics and antibiotics, and responsible sourcing of feed ingredients, including strict limits on the use of wild fish as an ingredient and full traceability back to a responsibly managed source.

The Seriola standard also has a rigorous set of social requirements based on the core principles of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), including prohibiting the use of child labour or any form of forced labour. All certified farms are safe and equitable working environments where employees earn a decent wage and have regulated working hours.

For more information on the ASC visit the website, HERE

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Liptosa company profile

  
LípidosToledo SA began in 1996 as a family business and under the guidance of a group of professionals with extensive experience in the Animal Nutrition field. 

From the outset, the company's mission has been to provide its clients with personalised service and efficient, natural products that are able to meet the demands of the sector.

In 2000 Lípidos Toledo SA moved its facilities, building a modern manufacturing plant in Talavera de la Reina (Toledo, Spain). In 2012 it acquired a new industrial warehouse in the vicinity of the main facilities where the manufacturing of the powder additives takes place and a third storage warehouse.

With these new facilities Lípidos Toledo SA is able to have separate manufacturing lines for the different products they manufacture, avoiding the risk of cross contamination.

Furthermore, the new facilities enable the company to manufacture products with fishmeal derivatives, allowing the company further expansion, mainly in the aquaculture range.

The facilities allow the manufacture of nutritional products, liquid and powder based phytobiotic additives, nutraceutical products and nutritional and specialty products without any risk of the products becoming cross contaminated.

In 2010, Lípidos Toledo SA acquired a large office space at C/ San Romualdo 12-14 in Madrid, Spain where all logistics work is carried out. This enables Lípidos Toledo SA to fulfil its objective of manufacturing products of the highest quality and providing its clients the best service.


Visit the Liptoaqua website, HERE.

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