MSC Chain of Custody Standard Certification


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MSC Chain of Custody Standard Certification

What makes MSC Chain of Custody Standard Certification Responsible?

Between the ocean and your plate, fish and seafood products may pass through many stages. Supply chains can be very complicated. The MSC Chain of Custody Standard ensures that products from MSC certified sustainable fisheries are traceable and separated from non-certified products.

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The 5 principles of the MSC Chain of Custody standard


For products to carry the blue MSC label, every company in the supply chain must have a valid Chain of Custody certificate. To be certified, businesses are audited by independent certification bodies. There are five key principles that every company must meet to achieve certification. 1: Certified supply Companies must purchase certified product from a certified supplier 2: Identifiable Certified products are clearly identifiable 3: Separation Certified products are separated from non-certified 4: Traceable and recorded Certified products are traceable and volumes are recorded 5: Good management Companies have a management system that addresses the requirements of the Standard