CERTIFICATIONS - AWARDS
All of our products are produced under controlled conditions, following procedures certified with ISO 22000, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and GLOBALG.A.P. at all stages of production, from fry until the final product.
ISO 22000 is an international safety management system for food which has replaced the Greek standard ELOT 1416. Its aim is to ensure food safety, namely the achievement of safe food products for the consumer. The system can be applied to businesses of all sizes and types of food.
ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized standard for quality assurance and quality business management. It applies on the processes that produce products and the services offered by an organization. It provides a method and systematic review of operational activities to ensure the satisfaction of needs and customer requirements. It is designed in such a way as that it can be applied to the production of any product or service, anywhere in the world.
ISO 14001 is an internationally recognized standard for environmental management. It provides instructions and required control points that must be applied to those activities that affect the environment. Such activities are those such as the use of natural resources (water, etc.), handling and disposal of waste and energy consumption. Like all international standards it is designed in such way as to apply to any business environment anywhere in the world.
It reassures consumers about how food is produced on the farm by minimising detrimental environmental impacts of farming operations, reducing the use of chemical inputs and ensuring a responsible approach to worker health and safety as well as animal welfare.
Friend of the Sea
Reassures consumers that aquaculture farms produce with no use of growth hormones, respecting waters parameters and critical habitats.
Friend of the Sea Sustainable Aquaculture Criteria requires:
- No impact on critical habitat (e.g.: mangroves, wetlands, etc)
- Compliance with waste water parameters
- Reduction of escapes and by-catches to a negligible level
- Compliance with Social Accountability
- Gradual reduction of carbon footprint
- No use of harmful anti-foulants
- No use of growth hormones
The primary objective of Andromeda Group is to produce and supply products of the highest quality.
Proof of those efforts is our awarding for Superior Taste and Quality in 2010, 2015, 2016 and 2017 by iTQi.
PR1MUS Sea Bass was awarded “Three Stars”, the highest award of the competition
PR1MUS Sea Bream was awarded “Two Stars”, a great distinction of the competition.
PR1MUS Red Porgy was awarded “Two Stars”, a great distinction of the competition also.
CORVINA - MEAGRE 2016
Corvina – Meagre was awarded “Three Stars”, the highest award of the competition
The International Institute of Superior Quality and Taste ITQI is located in Brussels.
The "Superior Taste Award» constitutes the only seal of quality and taste that is awarded after an assessment by the “blind” tasting with focus on the intensity of gustatory pleasures (first impression, appearance, aroma, taste and texture) from Leader Chefs.
All Chefs are members of leading European Professional Gastronomy organizations and are awarded with Michelin stars.
It is worth mentioning that PR1MUS Sea Bream, Sea Bass and Red Porgy were also awarded in 2015 by ITQI as well as Corvina – Meagre in 2015 and 2010 for Great Taste and Quality.
More information about the International Institute of Superior Quality and Taste ITQI you can find on the official website www.itqi.com