Santa Monica Seafood is first to receive food safety certification

The wholesale distributor of fresh and frozen seafood becomes first US seafood company to be awarded Food Safety System Certification 22000.

Santa Monica Seafood is pleased to announce the Company recently received Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000), making it the first seafood company in the United States to achieve this significant accomplishment. The certification has been granted by DET NORSKE VERITAS (DNV), one of the leading internationally recognized ISO certifying bodies.

According to Betty Cordero, Santa Monica Seafood's Food Safety Manager, "The FSSC 22000 system is our 'roadmap' to managing the food safety aspects of our daily operations to ensure high quality as well as safe and wholesome product delivery to our customers based on international standards and requirements."

FSSC 22000 is the latest and most complete certification program for food safety management systems based on ISO 22000, the global food safety management system standard and PAS 220 -- a standard developed to address prerequisite program requirements for food product and ingredient manufacturers. It has been fully approved by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

Santa Monica Seafood is committed to being the most trusted source of seafood in the industry and now supports that commitment through the use of an established FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management system, which will help build a culture of food safety into everyday activities, service and communication. In addition, the Company actively promotes safe product handling by continually reinforcing established policies and procedures through associate training in food safety awareness.

Michael Cigliano, Santa Monica Seafood's Executive Vice President, commented, "FSSC 22000 certification reinforces our commitment to our customers' safety and confirms our position as a leader in the seafood industry."

ABOUT SANTA MONICA SEAFOOD - Santa Monica Seafood, as a family-owned and operated company for the past 72 years, is the largest specialty wholesale distributor of fresh and frozen seafood in the southwestern U.S. with its corporate offices and processing facility located in Rancho Dominguez, California. Santa Monica Seafood also operates two retail stores in Santa Monica, CA and Costa Mesa, CA, which specialize in seafood and seafood-related products. For additional information on Santa Monica Seafood:

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