We are a processor of farm-raised fish and are working towards BAP certification. One of the big parts of certification and industry risks is aquaculture drug residue. Initial certification requires monthly testing for six months followed by quarterly. I have been getting quotes for the required testing and it is blowing my mind! I firmly support drug testing of finished product but it has be be economically viable. For all the chatter about drug residue testing I am amazed at the costs and how few labs can perform the required tests.
Anyone have any advice for a small company trying to navigate the high costs of finished product testing?