Standards our Credence
– The Efuta Maasbanker product range of canned
horse mackerel is the first Namibian canned product to receive the Namibian
Standards Institution’s (NSI) Standard Mark of Conformity product endorsement. Through
its Food Laboratory and Inspection Centres at Walvis Bay, which are accredited to
international standards, making use of NSI issued certificates means that food
items are acceptable around the world.
As the functional national standards body
in Namibia, the NSI provides reliable testing especially for food such as fish
and fishery products including shellfish, beef and agro-products and rendering
food safety technical support to the aquaculture, fishing and other industries
through regular tests conducted at the NSI Biotoxins and Microbiology
laboratories at Walvis Bay and through NSI Inspection and Certification.
Hazard analysis and
critical control points or HACCP is a systematic preventive approach to food
safety from biological, chemical, and physical hazards in production processes
that can cause the finished product to be unsafe, and designs measurements to
reduce these risks to a safe level. In this manner, HACCP is referred as the
prevention of hazards rather than finished product inspection. The HACCP system
can be used at all stages of a food chain, from food production and preparation
processes including packaging, distribution, etc.
HACCP compliance is
regulated by 21 CFR part 120 and 123, to which Etosha Fishing complies.