At Aller Aqua we work with quality assurance throughout the value chain. From the sourcing of raw materials to the delivery of our feeds to our customers.
We support the purchasing department in sourcing the right raw materials to ensure the nutritional quality, customer requirements, legal demands, and of course our requirements for quality raw materials to obtain the best performance from the feeds. The set of quality parameters also covers traceability and the original production of the raw materials. These factors are important when ensuring responsible consumption and production, and quality products. We control the fulfillment of all the requirements by analyzing the incoming raw materials, and by keeping in close contact with the suppliers.
In terms of avoiding unwanted substances in the feed, Quality Assurance continuously monitors these substances in the raw materials and in the feed, to ensure the feed safety, but also to ensure that raw materials are sourced from safe and sustainable environments.
We support our products in all steps of the process of making safe, uniform, dust-free feeds. Focusing on these parameters limits the feed waste and thus the emission of nutrients to the water environment.
Stakeholder requirements are incorporated into the internal Aller Aqua Quality Management System. The Quality Management System is under continuous improvement as stakeholder requirements are monitored and included. Mainly customer requests or claims, news, legislation, feed associations, new or additional requirements from certification bodies as well as internal audits are useful tools for adjusting and improving the way we work.
The quality management system is implemented in all our factories and besides, the factories are certified against several quality standards to ensure the high standard of Aller Aqua fish feed.
Sustainability is an integrated part of Aller Aqua. We know that modern fish farming has the highest requirements when it comes to reducing environmental impact. Our feeds are formulated for the highest efficiency and nutrient digestibility resulting in low nutrient discharge to the water.
- All raw materials are non-GMO
- Local raw materials are prioritized
- Soya products certified regarding responsible farming (e.g., RTRS, ProTerra, or ISCC) are prioritized
- Wild captured fish used to produce fishmeal and fish oil come from healthy fish stocks and do not originate from endangered species. Certifications ensuring sustainability are e.g., MSC/ISEAL, or Marin Trust
- By-products (trimmings) from fish processing plants, which are acknowledged as a sustainable source of marine raw materials, are used as a regular marine raw material
In quality assurance, we ensure compliance with both national and international standards and certifications, which create value for both our customers and the consumers. We regularly evaluate our certifications to ensure that we are always up to date in terms of sustainability, stakeholder demands, and costs.
Read more about some of the international standards and certifications below:
Certificates for the respective factories can be obtained by contacting your sales representative.