Our products now carry the SEAFOOD TRUST certification mark. This means that our salmon meets Certified Quality Salmon Standards (CQS) . These high standards have been developed by expert panels including all parts of the supply chain and attest to the quality of our product.
Certified Quality Salmon from Heritage Salmon is traceable to stringent product quality specifications with regards to freshness, visual appearance, taste and texture. It also means our product has been produced and processed by a certified company that operates to highest industry standards with regards to food safety, fish welfare and superior quality. Read more.
To maintain this certification we are engaged in two essential processes.
1) All Heritage Salmon operations from the hatcheries to processing and shipping are now subject to frequent, detailed and thorough audits by the world's foremost independent certification body - Global TRUST Ltd. Global TRUST Ltd is accredited by ISO 65 / EN45011. This accreditation is now recognized as an international benchmark for seafood product certification.
Global TRUST Ltd is an independent and accredited food certification body specializing in the seafood sector. Global TRUST Ltd certifies Quality Standards, Traceability Standards, and Eco-label Standards. Global TRUST Ltd's certification programs conform to EN45011/ISO65. Because ISO 65 is the international standard for bodies offering product certification, it is the instrument for trust in the Global TRUST Ltd certification programs.
Global TRUST Ltd's accredited certificates are recognized in over forty countries. Unlike some other certifiers, it is not owned or influenced by industry or industry proxies, markets, government, or non-governmental organizations. Global TRUST Ltd accreditation is based on standards that have been developed and are being implemented through a governance structure that meets internationally agreed and accepted requirements.
2) Heritage Salmon is committed to continuous improvement of quality and environmental performance. Our pristine, fresh water and marine environment is our most valuable asset and we continuously strive to deliver superior quality salmon in the most environmentally responsible manner. We set environmental and conservation targets and our commitment to meeting our targets is now measured rigorously through third party certification.
Environmental Management and Monitoring
Waste and Environmental Management, Fish Health Plans, Site Management and Responsibilities, Bio-Security
Brood Stock Selection, Feeding Assessment and Practices, Hygiene and Disinfection Procedures, Stock Transfer
Management, Stockmanship and Welfare
Fish Welfare, Grading
The need to demonstrate that systems and procedures are in place to allow the complete tracking and tracing of product through the supply chain, as required by governing laws
Environmental Management and Monitoring
Health Management Planning, Environmental Monitoring and Fallowing practices, Bay Management Strategies and Biosecurity
Health management, Hygiene and Disinfection Practices, Stock Sourcing, Handling, Feeding Practices
Quality Assessment and Grading
Hygiene Management, Proper Use of Equipment, Fish Capture and Handling
The need to demonstrate that systems and procedures are in place to allow the complete tracking and tracing of product through the supply chain, as required by law
Staff recruitment and management including medical screening, personal hygiene, staff training requirements and protective clothing
Premises design and layout, product flow and plant refrigeration
Product reception, grading of salmon, gutting of salmon, packaging, product labeling and product transport
Complaints & Recall
Complaint investigation and management, corrective action procedures. Product recall system with the ability to demonstrate an effective recall system
Principles of HACCP including risk assessment, establishing critical limits, and establishing corrective actions
Product specification for salmon products including Freshness, Visual, Microbial, Fat Content, Nutritional