Assessment of the process control of a recently started aquaculture supply chain in Kenya revealed that quality control is still very elementary and practically all done based on personal experience. The level of quality control in Kenya needs extra focus in order to meet legal requirements. This can best be secured in one overall Quality Management System for all fish farming activities.
In the framework of the FoodTechAfrica project, Holland Aqua investigated all existing obligatory and voluntary food safety regulations applicable to the Kenyan aquaculture value chain, and formulated quality protocols for fish hatchery, production, harvesting and processing. The protocols are a framework of rules and regulations from Kenyan law, MSOP (Manual of Standard Operating Procedures) and food safety and quality standards. All protocols contain a description of the process steps and (semi-)finished products as well as a method of control, monitoring and verification.