IFFO announces finalists for Leadership and Innovation awards

Monday, October 17, 2016

IFFO is proud to announce the finalists for our Leadership and Innovation Awards.  The winners of the awards will be announced at the Gala Dinner of the 56th IFFO Annual Conference, held in the vibrant and bustling city of Bangkok.

This year’s applicants came from a wide cross section of IFFO’s membership, showing examples of success from both small and large producers and traders from across the globe.  The finalists have been chosen by the IFFO Management Board and are as follows:

Leadership Awards:

  • Exalmar
  • Charoen Pokphand Foods
  • High Fortune
  • TASA

Innovation Awards:

  • TASA
  • Orizon
  • Oceana

Quote: ‘This is now the second year that we have held the IFFO Awards and once again we have a host of strong candidates.  We look forward to announcing the winners and celebrating these important examples with the aim to encourage more in the future.’

Andrew Mallison, Director General, IFFO

About the IFFO Annual Conference

Held every year in a different city and running for over 50 years, the IFFO Annual Conference is the essential meeting place for the worldwide fishmeal, fish oil and wider marine ingredients industry to network and share information.  We anticipate more than 450 participants from around 40 countries will attend the conference in Bangkok to discuss the latest industry developments.  Registration is now closed, but for more information about the conference visit www.iffoevents.com 

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CORRECTION: There was an error in the original release, TASA were nominated for both awards.

Please contact:                 Georgie Harris, Communications Manager

T: +44 (0) 2030 539 195

E: gharris@iffo.net


Notes for Editors

  1. IFFO represents the marine ingredients industry worldwide. IFFO’s members reside in more than 60 countries, account for over 50% of world production and 75% of the fishmeal and fish oil traded worldwide. Approximately 5 million tonnes of fishmeal are produced each year globally, together with 1 million tonnes of fish oil. IFFO’s headquarters are located in London in the United Kingdom and it also has offices in Lima, Peru, and in Beijing, China. IFFO is an accredited Observer to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
  2. The Global Standard for Responsible Supply (IFFO RS) is a business-to-business certification programme that enables a compliant factory to demonstrate that it responsibly sources its raw material from well-managed fisheries and responsibly converts that into pure and safe products. To be certified fishmeal and fish oil factories must demonstrate sourcing from well managed fisheries and safe and traceable production. Assessments are conducted by an independent certification body and in just over two years, IFFO RS has successfully attracted over 112 certified factories, spread across nine countries. Most of the largest fisheries such as Peruvian anchovy, Alaskan Pollock, Sprat in Denmark and Norway, Boarfish in the UK and Faroe Island, Gulf menhaden in USA and many more have been approved for supply into the manufacturing food chain including whole fish and by- product raw material to produce compliant marine ingredients. For more information visit the IFFO RS Website.
  3. Fishmeal is a natural, balanced, highly nutritious feed ingredient used in diets for farmed fish and crustaceans and as a high protein supplement in nutritionally demanding periods in the life cycle of pigs and poultry, as well as in pet food.
  4. Fish oil is the major natural source (97%) of the healthy long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, EPA and DHA. Most fish oil is used in feeds for farmed fish and there is an expanding market for fish oil for human nutritional supplements and functional foods.