This strategy is applied to the entire value chain ensuring food safety for our consumers. As a fully integrated seafood supplier, we can maintain control of and ´quality assure our products throughout the value chain. This allows Lerøy to comply with the ever-increasing requirements on the seafood market for traceability, food safety, product quality, cost efficiency, sustainability and continuous supply.
All of Lerøy’s products can be traced back to origin, so you can follow the entire process from the boat and cage and up to the finished product you have picked in the store. It is our goal to provide consumers with the best possible information and full openness regarding our salmon production, and this has resulted in several measures, including a website launched together with NorgesGruppen and called gladlaks. no. Consumers can use this website (in Norwegian) to search for the salmon or other fish they have purchased and see where it comes from, at the same time as learning more about our product range.
We place requirements on our fish feed suppliers to ensure that the raw materials utilised in the feed can be traced and are managed properly according to established quotas. This means that the ingredients in our feed are ethically caught or harvested, within the legal limits based on sustainability. The marine raw ingredients must have IFFO-standard certification (International Fishmeal and Fishoil Organisation) or MSC certification (Marine Stewardship Council) and these certification schemes must contain guidelines that meet the requirements for sustainability including in relation to small pelagic fisheries. The use of cuttings shall be prioritised as far as possible.
Moreover, palm oil shall not be used in our fish feed. Any soya-based raw materials require traceability and certification by RTRS (Round Table for Responsible Soy) or similar.
Thanks to many years of experience, we have built up a quality system that comprises routines and procedures to ensure safe and good products with top quality. Lerøy requires high standards, carries out regular analyses and ensures its activities are audited at least 250 to 300 times a year.
We perform annual emergency preparedness and recall tests as part of our food safety strategy. The Lerøy Group has also achieved numerous different certificates, such as ISO 14001, Global Gap, ASC, MSC, Krav/Debio and BRC.
The future of fish farming
With the growing population worldwide, we need to increase food production for the future.
The UN’s food and agricultural organisation (FAO) estimates that by 2050 the global population will be approximately nine billion. This implies that we have to increase food production by around 30 percent. Compared with other animal proteins, fish does not require a lot of feed to grow by one kilogram, fish farming does not take up a lot of space and fish are adaptable animals. An increase in seafood production is therefore of high relevance in the efforts to feed the global population in the future.
CO2 FOOTPRINT IN FOOD - volume of greenhouse gases in fresh food (kg CO2-EQ/kg)
- Beef 26.61 kg Meat from farm animals, such as beef and lamb, are the most discharge-intensive types of food we eat because of the methane gases they produce.
- Eggs 5.77 kg
- Fish (Average of all species) 3.49 kg
- Fruit and vegetables (heated greenhouse) 2.13 kg