Huon Salmon & Ocean Trout – Flesh Testing Results

In addition to participating in the Australian Government’s National Residue Survey (which tests products from all salmon companies), we submit our salmon and trout annually for independent testing.  Samples are taken from harvest fish and sent to the National Measurement Institute for analysis.

  • Our most current results (as at January 2022) show that lead was not detected in Huon fish at all and mercury was detected at a level of half the MRL – ie 50% less than what the authorities recommend is an acceptable level in Australia.
  • The source of heavy metals in both farmed and wild fish comes from what they eat; the difference is that we know exactly what our fish eat whereas both the location and type of food eaten by individual wild fish is unknown.

Read the 2021 results here
Read the 2020 results here
Read the 2019 results here

How Maximum Reside Levels are determined:

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) sets MRLs for agricultural and veterinary chemicals registered for use in Australia. These MRLs are set at levels that pose no risk to human health and are not likely to be exceeded if used in accordance with directions on the label.

The APVMA prepares the MRL Standard, which is a document that lists the MRLs for all animal and plant commodities. Following this, the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) and Australian New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council (ANZFRMC) consider and endorse the MRLs, which are then adopted into the ANZFSC.

 

 

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