Quality & Innovation
The management of food quality is of critical importance to our business and our customers. We continuously monitor our production process and pro-actively manage risk through a HACCP framework and through Tassal’s Integrated Management System (TIMS). TIMS is an integral part of ensuring that elements such as food safety and quality expectations are achieved in a reliable, productive, safe and environmentally sensitive manner. We have extensive policies and procedures in place aimed at the consistent production of high quality, safe food for all customers. Our dedicated quality and production teams work together to ensure that these objectives are achieved. To support this platform we also have our extensive external 3rd party audit reviews that underpin our certifications.
Our Food Quality Certifications
|Auditing Body||Coverage||Main purpose||Audit Frequency|
|Primary Produce Safety Act 2011||DPIPWE Authorised Officer||Dover, Huonville & Margate||Primary processing accreditation||Annual audit (by DPIPWE or Export audit)|
|Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 20015||DAWR Authorised Officer||Dover processing, Huonville processing, Margate processing, Salmon Harvest Boat (catcher boat)||Export registration||Dependant on site rating and previous audit results – between 6 and 12 months|
|HACCP||SAI Global / SGS||Lidcombe processing, Mission Beach processing, Yamba processing||International Standard||
|SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing & SQF Quality Code||SAI Global||Huonville processing, Margate processing, Lidcombe processing||International Standard / Customer requirement||Annual recertification|
|Woolworths||SAI Global||Lidcombe processing||Customer requirement||Annual recertification|
|Coles||Coles||Huonville processing, Margate processing, Lidcombe processing||Customer requirement||Annual recertification|
|ALDI||SAI Global||Lidcombe processing||Customer requirement||Annual recertification|
|Simplot||Simplot||Lidcombe processing||Customer requirement||Annual to five yearly based on customer requirements|
|Halal||Halal Certification Authority Australia||Huonville processing & Margate processing (most products)||To be able to sell product with Halal approval||Annual audit|
|Kosher||Kosher Australia P/L||Dover processing, Huonville processing & Margate processing (most products)||To be able to sell product with Kosher approval||Annual audit|
|DPI Food Authority Licence||NSWFA||Lidcombe processing, Yamba processing||Food processing accreditation||Annual audit|
|Food Production Safety Act 2000||Safe Food Queensland||Mission Beach Processing||Primary production accreditation||Annual audit (or as required by the authority)|
Tassal produces traditional fresh, frozen, smoked, canned and other value added salmon and seafood products and is a major innovator. The Tassal state-of-the-art Innovation Centres were purpose built so product ideas can be taken from concept though to pilot production.
Tassal has two innovation centres, in the Margate and Lidcombe processing sites. Tassal’s commitment to innovation extends to a working partnership with the Tasmanian CSIRO who are assisting with Tassal’s scientific product development requirements, as well as retailers’ innovation teams.