We have a freezing capacity of about 5000 tones of pelagic fish per day and about 12000 tones of whitefish per year.
SMEFAS AS is based in Averøy, in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Our plant is strategically located in relation to some of the best fishing grounds in the world, lying off the coast of Norway, which include the Barents Sea, Norwegian Sea and North Sea. These are fishing grounds dominated by a cold, clean climate, giving excellent breeding conditions for fish. Their close proximity to our facility ensures that the high quality of the products can be preserved through the whole value chain, from the fishing grounds, through processing and shipped on to the customer. Our customers can always be assured that the products we sell are of the highest quality.
SMEFAS has its own port facilities, enabling us to handle catch landings from several vessels simultaneously. We can also handle loading and unloading of large reefer vessels, giving us an extra dimension within logistics.
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is a result of years of discussions in the WWF initiated Salmon dialogues. WWF realized that the world needed aquaculture to feed the world and wanted to make a tool to make sure it was done in the most responsible way possible – for the fish, for the people and for the environment. The result was the ASC standard.
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) was founded in an attempt to create a certification program which would secure sustainable management of the world’s ocean fisheries: Our vision is of the world’s oceans teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations Smefa AS can offer a range of MSC certified products.
GLOBALG.A.P is a global organization with a crucial objective: safe, sustainable agriculture worldwide. They set voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural products around the globe – and more and more producers, suppliers, and buyers are harmonizing their certification standards to match the Company’s Purpose. GLOBAL G.A.P. is also a trademark
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires both U.S. and foreign facilities to register with FDA if they manufacture, process, pack, or hold food, beverages, or dietary supplements for consumption in the United States. Additionally, foreign facilities must designate a U.S. Agent for FDA communications. To learn more about FDA regulations, visit the FDA website for details
When the food manufacture is BRC-certified it meets the requirements within use of management system, it complies with the regulatory requirements and ensure that quality and safe food production is in focus. The BRC-standard is also one of the first standard that includes Food Fraud and mapping of food safety culture. BRCGS is a leading brand and consumer protection
When exporting food abroad, often to the USA or Israel, the importer may ask for a kosher certificate. In Norway, the Rabbi of the Jewish Community of Oslo certifies production facilities on behalf of the Orthodox Union (OU. In addition, the community also performs its own certification making it possible to obtain an internationally recongised kosher certificate.
Organic aquaculture follows strict regulations, which control how the fish is farmed, what it eats, how it's looked after and how it is harvested. The key philosophy is to replicate nature as possible. All feed ingredients have to be certified Organic, the fish meal and fish oil used have to come from off cuts or certain fisheries and colorant is a natural carotenoid produced by a bacteria.
Salmon from Norway is ocean-farmed under exacting standards that meet and exceed government safety regulations. The country’s domestic regulations are based on int'l standards and legislations outlined by governing bodies such as the EU. A surveillance system monitors the entire seafood production chain—from feed ingredients, to salmon growth, all the way