Regulation of quality-related processes in the food sector have grown considerably more demanding the last few years, having started in the production process and now increasingly in the whole supply chain.
Available information about products, their composition and how they are manufactured have also made consumers more demanding and selective in their purchasing choices.
As a result, companies in this large sector have strengthened their control over hygiene and food safety issues in their supply chain. It has become critically important to carry out a risk analysis and define control measures when acquiring food products and ingredients. Salmon responded to this demand by implementing HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point), as determined by the Codex Alimentarius. To further ensure against risks to the products we hold, we have also adopted the Food Defense concept, which aims at eliminating acts of intentional and malicious contamination, sabotage or bioterrorism. Implementing these two measures has already resulted in specific measures at our warehouse:
Though Salmon as a distributor was not legally obliged to implement HACCP or Food Defense, we did it anyway because we felt it was the right thing to do. We have taken a significant step in ensuring the quality of the products we sell and of the services we provide, as we invest more in a sector where Salmon is increasingly relevant.