Norway – Audit of listeria measures in salmon slaughterhouse 2021

 

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In 2021, the Norwegian Food Safety Authority carried out an inspection campaign in which establishments and vessels that slaughter salmonids were inspected for measures and routines to prevent the fish from becoming contaminated with the listeria bacterium.

What has been investigated? 63 establishments and vessels slaughtering salmonids.
Period: January 15 – September 1, 2021
What were we looking for?

Measures and routines to prevent the fish from becoming contaminated with the listeria bacterium.

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority’s checklist for the inspection contained these points:

  • Identify hazards
  • Management measures
  • Verification
  • Deviation treatment
  • Requirements for premises and equipment. Personal hygiene.
What did we find?

The inspection result shows that the hygienic standard in Norwegian salmon slaughterhouses is generally good.

  • 18 companies received a decision. These mainly concerned the management system, including hazard analysis, sampling plan and measures for the detection of Listeria.
  • One business was closed due to lack of reindeer husbandry and maintenance.
  • Otherwise, relatively few deficiencies were revealed in the hygienic practices of premises and equipment at the operations, where this was controlled.

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