Fish protein producer Bluewave Marine Ingredients has announced its joint venture operation in Ecuador has received GMP certification from SGS.
The recently formed company produces fish protein isolate at half the price of canned or frozen fish methods, and allows for the inclusion of protein in powder form for products including breads, pastas and soups.
“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,” said 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.”
The company uses patented membrane filtration and separation technology to produce food grade fish protein isolates. Derivatives of these isolates can be used as functional ingredients to provide binding, wetting, foaming or other important characteristics for processed food applications, said Bluewave.
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