Contact

What are you looking for?

MSC/ASC Chain of Custody (CoC) Certification

Ensure seafood traceability with MSC/ASC Chain of Custody Certification from SGS.

The demand for sustainable and traceable seafood is rising globally. The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)/Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Chain of Custody certification is crucial for businesses seeking to ensure traceability for their MSC/ASC-certified seafood products. Before a seafood product can carry the MSC or ASC eco-label, the producer must acquire ASC Farm or MSC Fisheries Certification. All companies in the supply chain that take ownership of the product and want the product to carry the MSC or ASC logo must also acquire the MSC/ASC CoC Certification.

Our MSC/ASC CoC certification services confirm compliance with rigorous standards for seafood traceability. This certification is essential for distributors, wholesalers, manufacturers, pack houses, traders, retailers, catering organizations and restaurants who want their wild-caught and farmed seafood products to carry the recognized MSC or ASC eco-label.

Bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon on rustic wooden background

Why choose MSC/ASC CoC certification?

MSC/ASC CoC certification enables you to:

  • Demonstrate responsible seafood sourcing
  • Ensure the traceability of MSC/ASC certified seafood products – right back to a certified source
  • Verify effective traceability, segregation and record-keeping systems
  • Build consumer trust through recognized eco-labeling
  • Stop illegally caught seafood from entering the supply chain
  • Combat the mislabeling of products and species substitution
  • Prevent substitution or mixing of certified products with non-certified products
  • Achieve and maintain MSC/ASC CoC certification with expert guidance
  • Earn the right to carry the MSC or ASC eco-label on your products

To enhance the assurance against egregious labor practices, MSC Chain of Custody certificate holders involved in processing, packing, and/or manual off-loading must now comply with either third-party labor audits or conduct thorough self-assessments. In addition, due to the differences in production of farmed seafood versus wild, ASC Chain of Custody certificate holders will also need to meet additional requirements for food safety and antibiotic detection.

The MSC/ASC Chain of Custody Certification is valid for three years and subject to regular reviews.

Why SGS?

As the world leader in testing, inspection, and certification, we are recognized as a benchmark for trust, quality, and integrity. Our in-depth expertise and commitment to excellence makes us one of the preferred Certification Bodies for MSC/ASC CoC certification. We not only guide you through the certification process but also ensure ongoing compliance, reflecting our dedication to sustainability and responsible business practices.

Discover how we can support your journey towards MSC/ASC Chain of Custody Certification. Contact us today for expert guidance and support.

Fresh Shrimp

Related Services

More Services

News & Insights

  • SGS Bulgaria Ltd.

Megapark Business Centre, Floor 6, Office C, 115G Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd.,

, 1784,

Sofia, Bulgaria