Hofseth BioCare Fish Oil and Fish Protein from salmon's trimmings positively concluded the Friend of the Sea renewal audit and can continue displaying the Friend of the Sea seal of approval.
The Norwegian company was found compliant with Friend of the Sea fish feeds and oils certification requirements. Hofseth BioCare produces fish oil and fish protein sourced exclusively from trimmings of salmon processing plants. By use offcuts, Hofset BioCare is optimizing the explotation of valuable marine resources, otherwise wasted. The Company has a specific tracking procedure which guarantees the tracing of each trimming's batch.
All the production is carried out in the Midsund plant where trimmings arrive in plastic boxes, all signed and numbered. Fresh offcuts that would otherwise be wasted are supplied to the factory several times a day and immediately processed.
GMO products are not used by Hofseth BioCare nor by its salmon trimmings suppliers.
The waste management system in place includes a filtering system treating the waste waters; controls occur three times a year and are regulated by the Norwegian Government.
"We're very happy to be confirmed Friend of the Sea, as it proves the sustainable origin of our products" explains Mrs. Henriette Heggdal, QA/QC Manager of Hofseth BioCare.
Hofseth BioCare is a Norwegian biotech company that offers high-value ingredients and finished products for humans and pets. The company is founded on the core values of sustainability, traceability and optimal utilization of natural resources. Through an innovative hydrolysis technology, Hofseth BioCare is able to preserve the quality of salmon oil, proteins and calcium, prepared of fresh salmon off-cuts. Hofseth BioCare's objective is to contribute to the efficient use of marine resources and deliver quality products for ingredients and finished consumer products in the nutrition market..
Friend of the Sea
Friend of the Sea is an international certification program for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Over 450 companies in more than 50 countries have relied on Friend of the Sea to assess the sustainability of their seafood origins. Audits, based on best and most updated available scientific data, are run by accredited independent certification bodies.