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BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 comes into place next year and the changes will impact every food manufacturer who is audited to the standard.  Details of the revised standard are set to be made public in January 2015 with the first audits against its criteria taking place in July. While the standard hasn’t yet been... Read More

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s recent responsible aquaculture seminars in Greece and Turkey introduced a Mediterranean audience to their Best Aquaculture Practice standard. Staged in Athens, Greece and Bodrum, Turkey – the seminars drew together attendees from the industry, academia and government, while attracting interest from as... Read More

FCI, Acoura’s division for the Aquaculture and Fisheries sectors will be exhibiting at Aquaculture UK in Aviemore on May the 28th and 29th. Regarded as the most important event of its kind in the UK, the FCI team will be using their stand to speak to both new and existing customers about the expanded range of inspection services they can now... Read More

Food Certification International (FCI) are a leading international aquaculture inspection and certification business. FCI are currently building a pool of suitably qualified self-employed technical auditors who wish to be considered for inclusion on FCI’s Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) auditing teams. Consequently we would welcome... Read More

From the 6th till 8th of May, the world’s largest trade fair for the seafood sector will be taking place in Brussels.  Specialists from FCI, Acoura’s aquaculture and fisheries division, have been in attendance at the event for a number of years, and 2014 will be no different. This year, both Martin Gill (Managing Director) and... Read More

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division is holding two seminars on responsible aquaculture in the Mediterranean in mid-May.  Lasting two days, both of these seminars are free and will take place in Athens (May 13th and 14th) and Bodrum, Turkey (May 19th and 20th). The courses have been fully tailored... Read More

Acoura’s Specialist Division for the aquaculture and fish processing sectors will be joining colleagues from across the Group at FoodEx from March 24th to 26th. Located on stand P350 next to the Centre Stage, FCI’s team will be on hand to discuss some of the Group's new online compliance platforms as well as the range of fish... Read More

Today sees the opening of FCI’s office in Perth, Western Australia. The move comes at a time of increasing demand for FCI’s fisheries and aquaculture related services and is seen as a key step in developing the company’s ability to service its growing client base across the region. Martin Gill, Managing Director of FCI, said of... Read More

FCI are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the contract for the MSC Sustainable Fishing Re-Assessment of the Aker Biomarine Antarctic Krill Fishery. The Aker fishery operates in the Southern Ocean and during 2012 landed 157,000 metric tonnes of the small crustaceans. Krill are an important part of the marine food chain. They primarily... Read More

Operating worldwide, FCI offer assessments and audits for a wide range of fisheries and aquaculture schemes and standards. With demand for assessments increasing, we are always interested in adding to our team of specialist auditors.  Interested parties with the relevant experience are invited to submit a CV with covering letter through... Read More

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division of the Global Aquaculture Alliance, the world’s leading certification standard for aquaculture facilities, has added Food Certification International Ltd. (FCI) to its team of BAP-approved third-party certification bodies. In a service agreement between BAP and FCI, we will conduct auditing and... Read More

On Monday 19th August the FCI Assessment team met with Mr Alan McCulla O.B.E (Chief Executive) of NIPSG Irish Sea Herring fishery at their base for the week, The Fitzwilliam Hotel in Belfast.  The team for this assessment consisted of three of our most experienced assessors, Nick Pfeiffer (Team Leader/P2), Paul Medley (P1) & Tristan... Read More

We are set to hold a series of RSPH accredited HACCP Level 3 courses in England over the coming months. The two day training courses will take place at central locations in Birmingham, Manchester and London.  The course is ideal for those looking to increase their understanding of HACCP and learn how to best implement the system within a food... Read More

New Appointments for FCI

 30 July, 2013

The FCI team has been further boosted by two new important appointments. Fiona Nisbet joins the company as Fisheries Administrator. In her broad ranging role, Fiona will ensure the efficient and timely scheduling of full assessment and surveillance site visits. She will also provide administrative support, assist with preparation and maintenance... Read More

In a milestone development, the Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group’s (SPSG) North Sea herring fishery has been recertified with the prestigious Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel for being sustainable and well-managed. SPSG secretary Ian Gatt praised Food Certification International (FCI) for its work in the assessment of the... Read More