PANGASIUS - A GIFT FROM NATURE TO VIETNAM

PANGASIUS - A GIFT FROM NATURE TO VIETNAM

Pangasius is among the top 5 most popular seafood products. Exported to more than 140 countries around the world and Vietnam is a largest and safest exporter to supply pangasius around the world.

Pangasius has emerged as a key aquaculture species in Vietnam which accounts for more than 90% of what is sold on the international market. The industry has become an important source of employment and wealth generation in the Mekong Delta. The industry has expanded in terms of both production and trade. Pangasius is now traded to well over 100 countries worldwide. It is also one of the top five most consumed species in both the US and the EU, and is rapidly expanding in Asia and other regions of the world as a cheap source of fish protein.

Over the last 10 years, Vietnam have introduced pangasius to markets world-wide as an affordable, healthy choice. But nowadays, we want to go further to offer our consumers world-wide an even better product. 
A fillet that has a consistent natural white meat colour, is non-treated, with minimal water content and glazing that we can call a premium panga.

Pangasius is also a safe fish. As part of our commitment to concerns about health and safety we produce our fillets in compliance with strict international food safety and quality management standards assured through BRC and IFS certification.
With a large farming area, quality and safety and the leading pangasius production and processing companies, Vietnam produce many kind of pangasius such as: Fillet, Untrimmed, Well trimmed, Steak, value added products...

Nutrition Information

Pangasius species have a low to moderate fat content with high levels of protein. The amount and composition of the fat content will be influenced by the feed used in aquaculture operations. A nutrition label for a four ounce raw portion of Pangasius is provided. The actual nutrient content of products that are consumed will be affected by added ingredients and the cooking method that is used.

Sustainability and Management

Continuing world wide demand for seafood will require more aquaculture production. The rapid growth in the popularity of Pangasius in the United Sates is a prime example of this trend. Various organizations, regional and national authorities, and third parties have focused on measures to assure sustainability. Producers, buyers, international organizations, and national authorities are advancing and mandating the use of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP’S) to minimize impacts on local environments and communities. It is likely that Pangasius production will continue to increase with numerous measures to assure responsible practices and sustainability.

Market attempts to distinguish product sources have resulted in publicity claims about food safety issues related to pollution or the use of antibiotics in these products. While some of these concerns may have been partially true in prior and limited situations, both growers and governments have responded to these claims by imposing additional food safety controls and specific product monitoring procedures.

IS PANGASIUS SAFE TO EAT?

Pangasius is the scientific family name for certain types of freshwater catfish primarily found in Vietnam. Pangasius is a term used for a special variety of imported freshwater fish that have become the tenth most popular seafood product eaten in the United States. Consumers are eating about 6 pounces of Pangasius per year and demand for this moderately priced selection is expected to continue to increase. It is a primary example of the increasing demand and dependence on aquaculture or farm raised seafood products.

Like the U.S. catfish industry, aquaculture production techniques have been applied to these species, and the number of fish being raised in cages and ponds in the Mekong River Delta region of Vietnam has increased rapidly. The demand for these fish is driving an expansion of farming operations in Vietnam. 
Vietnam has a large farm system of thousands of hectares of processing and exporting pangasius enterprises and farming areas with full international certification such as ASC, FSC, BAP...Manufactured in accordance with the hygiene and safety standard of the world.

Pangasius is a safe fish. We dare to say, more than safe. As part of the commitment to concerns about health and safety, the production of pangasius goes beyond the legal requirements as laid down in the international food safety laws. Pangasius fillets are produced in compliance with strict international food safety and quality management standards assured through BRC and IFS and ASC certification. Pangasius can therefore be fully trusted. It is absolutely safe for young and old.

Besides, almost all of the pangasius sold in the leading retail chains in Europe is produced in a responsible way, with care for the local communities, workers and the environment. The responsible production is assured through ASC certification. Consumers can recognize it through the ASC label on the package.

 

To find more information about pangasius at Vietnam market, please join the Vietnam Fisheries International Exhibition 2018 (VIETFISH)
From 22 – 24 August, 2018 at SECC exhibition center, 799 Nguyen Van Linh street, District 7, Ho Chi Minh city.

Source: youreverydayfish.com