Ananda Foods / Ananda Aqua Exports – A flagship company of Ananda Group established in 1994 is a recognized leader in the seafood industry in India. The company was set up in the coastal city of Bhimavaram in Andhra Pradesh state - considered the capital/hub for farm raised aquaculture in India. Ananda Group Affiliate Company began exports of quality shrimp & prawns to Japan since 1991 and later expanded to the EU and the USA markets after the approval from EU authorities and USFDA. “Anand” and “Pond Flower” brands are well noted in the Japanese markets even today for its superior quality trough traceability. This Unit of Ananda Group is a vertically integrated seafood company having Hatchery, Farming, Feed Mill and Processing plant for both Black Tiger and Vannamei Shrimps.
Ananda hatchery is approved by CAA (Costal Aquaculture Authority, Govt. of India) to import SPF brood stock from Hawaii USA & Thailand for producing the best quality seedlings. Hatcheries are located in Kakinada & Bhimavaram in Andhra Pradesh state and Digha in the state of West Bengal under the assistance of World Bank funding in Collaboration with the state Government. Today the hatcheries Installed capacity is over One Thousand Million (1000 Million) Post-Larvae. Technically Qualified Professionals manage day to day activity to ensured best quality post-larvae.The Hatcheries meet the requriements of GAA (Global Aquaculture Alliance) and BAP (Best Aquaculture Practices).
The farming is done in 100 acres of water spread area without the use of antibiotics in Bhimavaram region. The company’s research and development team developed Probiotics to substitute antibiotics for maintaining the water quality during the complete culture period. Bio Security is ensured in farming of shrimps . Tracability system is always the top priority. BAP (Best Aquaculture practice) Standards are maintained at the farming level,awaiting the approval from the competent authority.
The Feed Mills is also ideally located very close to the farming lands in Bhimavaram region. The premix of Vitamins & Minerals used in our feed mill is mostly imported from Nutreco/Trouw Nutrition of the Netherlands to produce highest quality feed for best growth patterns. The company’s Feed division is also the largest feed distributor for NASA/Blanca brand of C.P Group in India and has been supplying to farmers since 20 years all over the country .The company today has direct relation to over Five Thousand (5000) farmers in this region.
The state of the art processing plants in Bhimavaram is equipped with the most advanced machinery to process and freeze fish and fishery products. 2 IQF 3 Plate freezers 1 blast freezer and 3 peeling systems. The quality control Lab is installed with antibiotic testing machinery from Randox, U.K. The processing facility offers an exceptional array of Fresh and breaded seafood products –with Shrimps & Prawns being the major varieties from both cultured and sea caught. Traceability from Farm to Fork is always maintained along with the food safety standards.The processing plants are approved for exports to the USA by the USFDA and EU Countries.The processing facilities are certified with BRC(British Retail Consortium) and ISO 22000: 5000 standards.The Processing plant is also Certified for BAP(Best Aquaculture Practices)