Quality & Sustainability

Committing to ensure trust

With more responsible consumers who are aware of fishing practices and committed to the marine ecosystem, engaging with these issues has become essential. Beyond just saying the words, these sustainable values form the basis of Groupe Barba’s approach and represent real guarantees of trust for consumers and professionals alike. Barba has therefore been pursuing a Quality & Sustainable Development policy for many years: installing solar panels on production sites, working to reduce waste and disposal, sorting the packaging as a co-product from the fish waste.

The company has also set up an internal quality laboratory to ensure the analyses and marketing of healthy, safe and compliant products.

Our factory has been MSC certified since 2016.

Quality policy

We have always been committed to providing the tastiest seafood to our customers: this is the history of our company, its DNA. It has always been essential for us to adapt and adapt our offer to satisfy our customers. This strength characterizes us and guides our strategic choices.

Today, our target is to stay on the cutting edge to offer our customers products always more qualitative and adapted to their needs and thus maintain our competitive advantage.

Not a day without innovating, not a day without thinking about our customers and the quality of service they are entitled to expect. A state of mind that each of the Groupe Barba’s employees has adopted and made his own.

We have made food safety principles the heart of our quality system. Our whole day is thought out and oriented towards securing our production processes.

Our 5 quality commitments:

Understand

Anticipate, understand and respond to customers’ needs.
Develop the image of our company through our products
and energize the market.

Master

Fully master our products and manufacturing processes
Ensuring food security
Provide products that comply with our internal policy and regulations

Communicate

Putting in place the tools to ensure regulatory and technological oversight
Share our know-how internally and externally

Federate

Involve our employees in company policy
Win the loyalty of our employees

Ensure the continued existence of the company

Constantly improve our performance
Ensuring the viability of our business

Label & engagements

Our label « Quality & Ethics » guarantees to product quality while being ethical through fishing methods practiced and the marine eco-system in general.

“We attach great importance to traceability of our products.”

To wear the colours of our label, we are committed to everyday life and with our partners.

1. SELECTION
Selection and close cooperation with our suppliers

2. MONITORING
The setting of a specific specification

3. CONTROL
Product analysis and analysis devices

4. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Implementation of a sustainable development approach

5. TRACEABILITY
A readable traceability of our products from the fishing boat to the plate

We are also involved in other quality schemes including:
Pavillon France, Thon Rouge de Ligne, MSC.

«Thon Rouge de Ligne, pêche artisanale» is a collective mark that certifying that bluefin tuna is handline caught by artisanal fishermen on vessels flying the French flag. Fishing of bluefin tuna is very regulated, each bluefin tuna is marked with an identification ring before selling. Each taster can go to www.thonrougedeligne.com to find out the origin of his fish.

«Thon Rouge de Ligne, pêche artisanale» is a pledge of respectful and sustainable fishing.

Wild, traceable, sustainable: the blue fish label is only applied to wild fish or seafood from fisheries that have been certified to the MSC Fisheries Standard, a science-based set of requirements for sustainable fishing.

A certified sustainable source: Each MSC certified fishery has been independently assessed on its specific impacts to wild fish populations and the ecosystems they’re part of.

Handled with care: All along the supply chain, from ocean to plate, MSC certified fish and seafood is separated from non-certified. It is clearly labelled so it can be traced to a certified sustainable fishery.

Trustworthy: Regular DNA testing has shown that MSC labelled products are correctly labelled. So, you can trust that the fish is what its packaging or menu says it is.

It is the collective brand involving all the players in the French fishery valuing its trades, commitments and products.

A product PAVILLON FRANCE is a fish that was caught at sea by a boat flying PAVILLON FRANCE.

Its optimal freshness is guaranteed by a specification checked regularly at each stage by all the links of the chain.

Each product of the sea stamped PAVILLON FRANCE comes from the French fishing, its traceability is guaranteed from the sea to the plate.