All the skins used are coming from establishments approved according to European Regulations, providing a full traceability until the farms, and also a very high level of hygiene and food safety.

The freshness of our raw material is guaranteed, as the skins are frozen immediately on the filleting line and transported in refrigerated containers.

At its entrance into Europe, each batch of raw material is controlled by official veterinary authorities in order to verify its conformity to European Regulations.

At arrival in our production plant, each batch of raw material undergoes a quality and documentary control before use, in order to ensure its conformity to our strict purchase specification.

Each batch of raw material enters our ERP system as from our purchase order. It is then traced all along the production process, until the shipment of the finished product to our customers. This leads to an extremely rapid traceability upstream and downstream from finished products to raw material and vice versa.

Our worldwide supplies performed on various species allow us to decrease the risk of supply shortage, and therefore ensure a robust supply chain.

In 2023, 7% of our fish skin supplies were originating from wild catch and 93% from fish farms, ensuring well-managed, natural and renewable resources.

A large majority of our overall suppliers are certified or involved in a certification for responsible aquaculture standard or sustainable development.

Within the complete value chain of the fish processing industries, the fish gelatine production is entirely involved in the sustainability process as it creates value for the community at large by converting co-products into higher value protein products, thus reducing the environmental impact and enhancing the social and economic dimension of the fish industries. As such, our fish gelatine can be considered as a product with a positive impact on overall sustainability.

Aquaculture presents the following advantages compared to wild caught:

the organoleptic quality of fish gelatine made from farmed fishes is much better, no control is done on the sea water; indeed it is well known that some fishes can concentrate pollution / heavy metals originating from the sea. In contrary, the water of farmed fishes is controlled all along their lives, which can guarantee the absence of contaminants in the water, and therefore in the fishes,

  • the feeding of farmed fishes is well controlled, and can ensure that no forbidden / toxic ingredient is consumed by the fishes,
  • the maturity of farmed fishes is well managed, which guarantees high quality fishes, and fish skins,
  • the freshness of farmed fishes is optimal thanks to the proximity in time and distance to the processing plant,
  • during quality audits, processing plants are audited, but also fish farms in case of aquaculture,
  • aquaculture is more sustainable, as fishes are not collected from the nature; they are raised especially for the human consumption,

aquaculture is a key activity for local economy and has a positive social impact as it allows the development of infrastructures, education, and also proximity to environment, aquaculture is growing fast, whereas wild caught is overused and the resources are decreasing.

In 2030, it is said that 2/3 of the fishes will originate from aquaculture.