Our Standards

Our purpose-built, state of the art facilities are fully equipped to meet the highest global standards of food safety.

ASC Chain of Custody Certified

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is an independent, international non-profit organisation that manages the world’s leading certification and labelling programme for responsible aquaculture. St. James Smokehouse complies with the ASC Standard: MSC Chain of Custody Standard - Default V4.0.

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BRC Certified  2010 – 2019

In June 2019, St. James Smokehouse received a grade “AA” accreditation from the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety for a fifth consecutive year. We maintained “A” grade from 2010 to 2015. We did not apply for BRC certification prior to 2010.

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GlobalG.A.P. Chain Of Custody Standard

GLOBALG.A.P. is the world’s leading farm assurance program, translating consumer requirements into Good Agricultural Practice. St. James Smokehouse complies with the GlobalG.A.P. Chain of Custody (CoC) for Aquaculture version 5.0 December 2014.

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Halal Certified

St. James Smokehouse produces a line of Halal Certified products. We have engaged the services of Halal Certification Europe to provide a third party Halal certification. Halal, when applied to food, is a set of dietary guidelines for Muslims living an Islamic lifestyle.

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Kosher Certified

St. James Smokehouse has an extensive range of Kosher Certified products. We have aligned ourselves with the Kashrut Division of London Beth Din (KLBD). KLBD Kosher Certification is one of the world's leading kosher certification agencies operating in 50 countries across 6 continents and certifying many of the multinational food processors and material manufacturers alike.

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Protected Geographical Indication

The Scottish Atlantic salmon we select for all of our smoked salmon has been granted Protected Geographical Status under European Union law. This Protected Geographical Indication identifies products whose quality or reputation is linked to the place or region where it is produced, processed or prepared.

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Sustainability & Animal Welfare

RSPCA Assured, previously Freedom Food, is the RSPCA’s ethical food label dedicated to farm animal welfare. St. James Smokehouse has been certified as a Processor/Packer subject to and in accordance with the current Regulations of the welfare scheme and the RSPCA welfare standards. That means the farmed Atlantic Salmon used in our products produced in Scotland has been raised and handled following RSPCA guidelines that ensure the health and welfare of the fish.

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Organic Certification

The Soil Association is a UK based organization that developed the world’s first organic certification system back in 1967 – standards which have sinced widened to encompass aquaculture along with other food production processes. They certify 70% of organic food in the UK and their standards, which are laid down in European law, are some of the highest in the world. St. James Smokehouse’s production facilities in Scotland have met these standards and are Soil Association certified organic producers.