Our salmon and trout are annually and independently tested for a range of compounds to ensure peace of mind for consumers on what is in their food. Samples are taken from harvest fish and sent to the National Measurement Institute for analysis.
- Huon’s 2020 testing report shows ZERO residues of any contaminants, pesticides or antibiotics in our fish, noting that Huon have not used any antibiotics at sea for over 5 years.
- Testing for heavy metal accumulation has also continued to demonstrate that levels are either ZERO or very low, well below the maximum residue level (MRL) set out in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
Full testing results from all Australian Aquaculture Industries, and previous years’ results, can be found on the National Residue Survey website.
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.