Sustainable Fish Supply
We believe ocean sustainability is important. IFC is committed to ensuring a sustainable supply of fish for future generations and all our fish supplies are caught responsibly or in a sustainable way. We are committed to only purchase from socially responsible vendors and our sourcing policy excludes sourcing fish from unhealthy stocks and destructive fisheries. We also engage with key stakeholders to develop a common understanding of the issues facing the industry.
IFC was issued the MSC certificate in 2016 and Dolphin Safe certificate in 2010. Consumers are guaranteed that IFC’s products come from sustainable and well-managed sources.
Traceability & Control in Our Supply Chain
As with sustainability, we ensure that we are able to fully trace all the fish that we buy; able to track through all parts of the supply chain. We can trace from ship to shelf. In this regard, IFC has played a proactive role in collaborating with suppliers, customers and relevant authorities and ensuring that IFC’s fishery products do not contain illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fish.
We continuously engage with key stakeholders to encourage the sustainable use of fish resources as well as to support legal fishing activities. Moreover, we are committed to ensure our stand that labour abuses and human rights violations are prevented from happening in our supply chain.
IFC obtained BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) accreditation certificate in December 2016.
Safety and Quality of Products
The demand of food safety is growing where consumers and authorities increasingly demand the food offers high level of quality. IFC is accredited with BRC and IFS certifications. These certifications are a testament to IFC’s high level of competence in HACCP, GMP hygiene, food safety and quality systems.
In addition, IFC’s production facilities, suppliers of ingredients and packaging materials are required to comply with government regulations and company policies, procedures, controls, and good manufacturing practices applicable to their operations. To ensure compliance with these requirements, we are subject to a number of audits and inspections. This includes (but not limited to) audits and inspections conducted by various government agencies such as the National Fisheries Authority of PNG; audits conducted by customers and annual audits performed by independent third-party organizations. This is in addition to the audits conducted for certification standards such as BRC, IFS and MSC.
Our products are certified as “Halal” by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia or JAKIM (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia). Halal certification means that a product’s contents and manufacture has been endorsed by an appropriate religious authority as meeting the Islamic requirements relating to food. We have achieved Malaysia Halal Standards MS1500:2009 which is recognised and accepted worldwide.