The Scottish Salmon Company has become the first salmon producer in the UK to secure full GGN licensing, an international consumer labelling scheme which guarantees the quality of production and origin of fish and seafood.

GGN labels enable consumers to identify products made from fish and seafood raised in GLOBALG.A.P. certified farms. GLOBALG.A.P. is one of the world’s leading farm assurance systems with strict criteria covering legal compliance, food safety, animal welfare, environmental practices, and health & safety.

The online-portal GGN.ORG is a platform for dialogue to enable direct communication and transparency between farmers and consumers.

Each label carries a 13-digit GGN identification number which consumers can enter online at www.ggn.org to find out about the farm and which fish or seafood was bred in it, providing full traceability and transparency. Information on the farms and their good agricultural practices are detailed on the site.

The Scottish Salmon Company is the leading Scottish-based producer of fresh salmon, with sites on the West Coast and in the Hebrides.  Its farms and processing facilities have been GLOBALG.A.P. certified since 2009.

Craig Anderson, Managing Director of The Scottish Salmon Company, said: “Provenance and traceability are of increasing importance to consumers and are paramount to our business. Securing the right to use GGN labelling on our salmon provides even further reassurance of the premium quality of our Scottish salmon to our customers and consumers”.

“By managing every stage of the production process, from broodstock through freshwater and marine farming to harvesting and packaging, as well as sales and marketing, we can ensure complete supply chain integrity, premium quality and full traceability.”

”By introducing the GGN label and portal, we want to make it easier for consumers to find products from certified aquaculture, by simply searching for ‘Aquaculture with GGN’,“ said GLOBALG.A.P. CEO Dr. Kristian Moeller.

 

About GLOBALG.A.P.

GLOBALG.A.P. is one of the world`s leading farm assurance systems that offers a clear focus on food safety paired with other significant elements of Good Agricultural Practices, a transparent and robust integrity system equipped with an increasing flexibility to respond to market requirements, and modular and customized solutions for certification, farm assessments, and capacity building. Today, over 160,000 primary producers are under GLOBALG.A.P. Certification in 124 countries. GLOBALG.A.P. Schemes primarily focus on product safety, environmental impact and the health, safety and welfare of workers and animals. For more information, visit www.globalgap.org.

 

About The Scottish Salmon Company

The Scottish Salmon Company is the leading producer of premium salmon with operations only in Scotland. The company is engaged in all stages of the value chain from smolt production through freshwater and marine farming to harvesting and processing, as well as sales and marketing activity. It is dedicated to producing the highest quality Scottish salmon.

All of the Scottish Salmon Company's farms and processing facilities are audited and approved by the internationally acclaimed GLOBALGAP certification scheme, which includes excellence in fish husbandry and animal welfare.

The Scottish Salmon Company supports the development of sport in the local communities where its staff work and live. The company’s total staff number over 480 people, approximately 230 of whom are employed across the Hebrides.

The main office is in Edinburgh, and The Scottish Salmon Company Limited is a subsidiary of The Scottish Salmon Company PLC, which is listed on the Oslo Bors stock exchange.


For media enquiries contact:

GLOBALG.A.P.

Claudia Meifert
Public Relations
T: +49 (0) 221-57993-997
Email: meifert@globalgap.org

 

The Scottish Salmon Company

Katrine Pearson
3x1 Public Relations
T: 0141 221 0707 / 07736 176597
Email: kpearson@3x1.com

 

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Website: http://www.scottishsalmon.com/

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