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Clearwater Seafoods Announces BRC Certification

21 February 2011

CANADA - Clearwater is pleased to announce the recent certification of two of its processing facilities under the British Retail Consortium (BRC) standard for food safety.

Pierce Fisheries, specialising in processed lobster and individually quick frozen Canadian and Argentine scallops, and St. Anthony Seafoods, specialising in cooked and peeled shrimp have been certified by the BRC, the global leader in third-party food safety standards. These recent certifications recognise Clearwater's dedication to excellence in customer satisfaction by assigning an "A" grade to the company's stringent quality control and food safety measures.

Now celebrating 10 years, the BRC has been recognized internationally as the leader in food safety certification. As a member of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) the BRC is committed to continuous improvement of its food safety standard and requires the same continuous improvement from the food processing facilities they certify. A growing number of retailers and major manufacturers in Europe and North America require this independent certification from their suppliers.

Caroline Davis, General Manager of St. Anthony Seafoods explains the company's rationale in seeking the certification: "Globally recognised certifications such as BRC and MSC (Marine Stewardship Council for fisheries sustainability) help us to ensure that our plants and practices are meeting the best possible standards and provide valuable third party recognition of our commitment to our customers."

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