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SUSTAINABILITY LIBRARY 2022 Policies Policy: Food safety

Policy: Food safety

Food safety policy

Owner/approver: Head of ESG & Quality 

Valid from: 2021-04-29



Lerøy Seafood Group (Lerøy) shall deliver safe and sustainable high-quality seafood in every part of the value chain. We are committed to never compromising on food safety for any of our products or services. This requires all our employees to be dedicated and to comply with a strong food safety culture, so that we are able to deliver safe and sustainable high-quality seafood every day, all year round.

As an integrated part of Lerøy's value chain, each company has its own Quality Department made up of personnel with expertise in food safety, who are assigned the task of continuously ensuring and securing that our products and services are safe.

We shall have:


  • Up to date hazard analysis with measures to reduce or eliminate the risks
  • In-house audits, external audits, supplier evaluation, control of input factors and packaging
  • Online monitoring, control and trends for chemical and biological analyses
  • Full traceability for all products, with regular testing of recalls/withdrawals
  • Competencies and an understanding of risk within food safety culture
  • Further development and optimisation of hygienic design
  • Compliance with requirements for food safety in accordance with GFSI

Valid for

This policy applies to all employees at Lerøy.


Food safety – Ensuring that food produced does not represent a risk for the consumer

Food safety culture – Attitudes, values and beliefs relating to food safety shared by a group of people

Framework and principles

Certifications: ASC, GlobalGAP, BRC, IFS, FSSC22000

Legislation:  The Norwegian Food Act – General Food law regulation

Roles and responsibilities

  • All Lerøy employees within their areas of responsibility and disciplines are responsible for following the policy.
  • The top management in each company is responsible for ensuring that the company has personnel with the competencies required to ensure compliance with local regulations.

Policy ownership and implementation

  • The Head of ESG & Quality is the owner of this document, and is responsible for updates.
  • The policy has been approved by the Corporate Management Group, presented to the Audit Committee and approved by  the Board of Directors
  • The CEO of Lerøy Seafood Group has overall responsibility for the policy.