Antibiotics – policy, goals and results
Lerøy Seafood Group aims to avoid unnecessary use of antibiotics in production of fish for consumption. We aim to achieve this goal via organization-wide measures involving disease management, including preventive operational practice, 100 % vaccination, early diagnosis and appropriate measures to handle outbreaks.
Antibiotics are seen as the last resort, only applied in situations where use has been assessed by veterinarians as necessary to handle a confirmed disease-related situation. The Group never treat fish with antibiotics critically important for human use according to the WHO (Worlds Health Organization) list published at https://www.who.int/food
The Group has specifications for special brands telling that there is not used any kind of antibiotics during the production time.
Main goal: 0 use of antibiotics
Policy: Use of medication
KPI: Use of medication
The use of antibiotics is almost at zero in the Norwegian fish farming industry. Lerøy Seafood Group applies a very restrictive policy when it comes to use of antibiotics, and use is only on exception and to safeguard fish health.