Scottish salmon: World leading health, hygiene and biosecurity standards

The Scottish salmon sector operates to the very highest standards of health, biosecurity and hygiene. 

Such world leading standards and principles are ingrained within our sector and across all who farm, process and transport fish to the consumer. 

Prior to Covid-19 these high standards already sought to prevent the transmission of any harmful organism (bacterial, viral), but have since been added to with tailored controls surrounding coronavirus prevention.

Why salmon is good for Seniors

The degeneration of cells and organs are part of the natural ageing process, but by taking careful dietary steps you can help to minimise the effects.

People in their senior years tend to eat more salmon, and therefore more of the health enhancing Omega-3 fatty acids compared to other age groups.

Scientific studies have shown that long chain Omega-3s can help to minimise the risks of numerous conditions, many of which are often linked with the natural ageing process.

Heart Health

Salmon: More protein than eggs, less fat than steak

It’s 2020, and we are more aware of what we eat than ever before. Choosing a meal can raise many questions: Is it organic? Is it sustainably produced? Where does it come from?

Many people use food supplements to complement their diets, particularly if they are trying to reduce their meat consumption. Some athletes and fitness fanatics love their powders and meal-replacement shakes, as they offer a potential quick fix for their protein needs.

Salmon: A major source of essential Omega-3

Omega-3s are termed essential fatty acids because they are critical for good health. However, the body cannot make them on its own. For this reason, Omega-3s must be obtained from food, particularly oily fish such as salmon.

Choosing the most effective Omega-3s, such as those found in oil-rich fish (EPA and DHA), provides these fatty acids in the most effective form.

No genetically modified salmon in Scotland

Scottish salmon are not genetically modified and the Scottish salmon sector remains opposed to the introduction of any such stocks.

The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation has a publicly stated policy of opposing the use of genetic modification (transgenics) in salmon production.

There is currently no such activity on Scottish farms and we can foresee no circumstance under which there would be in the future.

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