G.U.L.F. Chain of Custody Certification

The G.U.L.F. Chain of Custody Process

Stakeholders in the Gulf of Mexico seafood supply chain can apply for Chain of Custody certification for products coming from a G.U.L.F. RFM Fishery.

Seafood handlers wishing to supply products bearing a certification claim must complete an application form for Chain of Custody certification and must be able to demonstrate effective traceability and have systems in place to ensure that the certified seafood product is not mixed with non-certified seafood.

Current certification bodies approved to carry out assessments for the G.U.L.F. Chain of Custody Certification:

•  Global Trust Certification (current accreditation certificate)

Outline of the Application and Certification Process

This process generally takes about 1-3 months to complete. Chain of Custody Certificates are valid for three years with annual surveillance audits.

Making a Certification Claim

Entities that wish to make a G.U.L.F. certification claim must apply to G.U.L.F. and receive approval prior to use. The following Claims Use Agreement defines the requirements for making a RFM certification claim. For questions regarding the use of a claim or to submit a Claims Use agreement for approval, please contact the John Fallon at jfallon@auduboninstitute.org or 504-398-3251.

Claims Use Agreement

For Inquiries

For all inquiries regarding the G.U.L.F. Chain of Custody Certification , please contact John Fallon at jfallon@auduboninstitute.org.

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