News last update:6 Aug 2012

PerfectDigest peptides receive GMP certification

Bluewave Marine Ingredients announced that its JV operation in Manta, Ecuador (Marine Protein S.A.) has received its GMP certification from the globally recognized SGS company.

Certificate EC10/216303 was awarded Oct 5th 2010 and is valid for three years subject to satisfactory surveillance audits.
Felipe Elias , SGS Manager Latin America says “the ability to provide expert evaluations of food/feed facilities is important to international trading companies as they rely on independent audits such as this to assure that remotely sourced ingredients meet critical processing standards.”
“This is an important milestone for the Bluewave Ecuador site – as it assures the world that PerfectDigest peptides are made according to sanitary requirements for both human and animal consumption applications” stated Mark Rottmann, COO for Bluewave. 
“We recently passed the 1,000 ton mark in terms of peptide production, this registration will allow us to further expand into critical export markets.”
Better gut development
A 1% inclusion of peptides has been shown to play an important role in gut development of young animals and show improved breast meat ratios in poultry.
With the advance of organic & antibiotic free farming, naturally produced peptides offer alternative ingredients to greatly improve FCR and animal growth.
Additionally, the BSE issue allows fish based peptides to function as a replacement for traditional plasma proteins in swine/bovine diets (and at competitive prices).  
In aquaculture, fish peptides have proven to allow reduced inclusions of fishmeal in adult diets and are excellent attractants for shrimp feeds. The science of fish peptides is starting to reach the growers & producers. 

Dick Ziggers

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