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 include:
|Auditing Body||Coverage||Main purpose||Audit Frequency|
|DAWR (formerly AQIS)||DAWR Biosecurity||Dover, Huonville, Margate Harvest Boat – as catcher boat only||Export compliance||• Dependant on site rating and previous audit results – between 6 and 9 months• All facilities currently have A rating|
|HACCP||BSI||Dover, Huonville, Margate, Marine Operations (including hatcheries), Lidcombe – processing||International Standard||• Annual recertification• 6 monthly surveillance (processing sites only)|
|SQF Code (Safe Quality Food) Level 3||BSI||Huonville – processing, Margate – processing, Lidcombe – processing||International Standard / Customer requirement||• Annual recertification|
|Woolworths||BSI||Huonville – processing, Margate – processing, Lidcombe – processing||Customer requirement||• Annual recertification• 6 monthly surveillance|
|Coles||Coles (2nd party)||Margate – processing, Lidcombe – processing||Customer requirement||• Annual recertification|
|ALDI||BSI||Lidcombe – processing||Customer requirement||• Annual recertification|
|HALAL||Halal certification body Aust.||Huonville Margate All products||To be able to sell product with Halal approval||• Annual desk audit|
|KOSHER||Kosher Australia P/L||Dover, Huonville Margate (most products)||To be able to sell product with Kosher approval||• Annual audit|
**99% of Tassal product is produced from our Tasmanian facilities in Huonville, Margate and Dover, which hold ISO9001:2008, HACCP, SQF Code Level 3, Woolworths QA, Coles QA and DAFF certifications. The remainder of our product is produced at Port Lincoln Tuna Processor and Colonial Farms, located on mainland Australia.
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.