Fish Farmer

Arnarlax gets BRC seal of approval


ICELANDIC salmon company Arnarlax has been awarded the all-important British Retail Consortium (BRC) food safety certificat­ion for its processing operation in Bíldudalur in the Westfjords region.

BRC Food Safety certificat­ion gives the company, which trades internatio­nally under the name Icelandic Salmon AS, a key to the potentiall­y lucrative UK retail market.

As the BRC Food Safety standard is recognised by the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative), the certificat­ion also provides businesses with internatio­nal recognitio­n for food safety.

Many retailers, manufactur­ers, and food service companies will require a third-party food safety certificat­ion such as BRC Food Safety as part of their supplier approval process.

Arnarlax said: “We are proud of this supplement. This certificat­ion confirms that hygiene, quality and safety standards in the processing are at the highest internatio­nal level. Behind a certificat­ion like this lies a lot of work and preparatio­n and with a good team, the goal was achieved!”

Arnarlax, which is now largely owned by the Norwegian salmon giant SalMar, is planning a major expansion in output over the next few years, reflecting growing confidence in Iceland’s aquacultur­e sector.

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