“Q” is the key of Achia Sea Foods Limited. ‘’Q’’ stands for BEST QUALITY. Quality & Commitment – these two principles are in the heart of our business philosophy.Quality is our main target and commitment is our motto. We do not believe in compromising with quality. ‘‘Ocean Pearl’’ & “Sirata’’ are the names of our brands. We feel proud of our brands!
To maintain the quality, we have implemented ISO22000:2005, HACCP, BRC and GMP in the factory. The European Commission has approved our factory and our EUC approval number is KLN-57. Our company is also registered with US FDA and the registration number is 10132591610. BRC Certificate No. 411A1307001.
Our processing plants are equipped with in-house laboratories. Here we check the sensory quality of our products (flavor, odor, texture and color) and some important chemical parameters like pH and organic acids. For the quality control on microbiology and the monitoring of contaminants we use the services of accredited external laboratories. This enables us to focus on the quality of our products whilst the external laboratories can focus on the quality of the analyses.
The control of raw materials, semi-finished and finished products is set up in such a way that we can guarantee that each delivery complies with the specifications and the high quality standards that customers expect from Achia Sea Foods Limited.
The food safety system implemented by Achia Sea Foods Limited is based on the HACCP principles. A detailed evaluation of raw materials and processes has taken place, identifying all possible risks and dangers. By doing so we were able to address every risk appropriately and take effective measures to eliminate these risks. This analysis has resulted in a number of so-called Critical Control Points. These points are key for the quality of the final product. A few examples are:
The Control of Foreign Objects
1. Metal detectors have been installed at the end of every packaging line.
2. Most of the shrimp are still peeled by hand. This way the foreign materials that may be present (wood, other seafood species, shells etc.) are also removed.
3. No glass is allowed in the factory.
4. Coated and encapsulated light tubes.
5. Water treatment plant.
6. Waste water management.
Cooking Time & Temperature
This is essential in order to ensure micro-biologically safe products.
Control of Preservation Techniques
Every batch is tested for correct preservation. This guarantees that the products are safe to eat during the whole of their shelf life.
Next to the above measures Achia Sea Foods Limited set up an extensive programme on the monitoring of contaminants. Regular checks are carried out in order to establish the absence of heavy metals, residues of antibiotics etc.