Natural, sustainable, fresh, and authentic, our seafood ingredients, as flavor providers, are an excellent source of essential amino acids and fatty acids and provide numerous health benefits.
Responsible & Sustainable Sourcing
As the global demand for protein increases and the amount of sustainable protein sources decreases, seafood will play an important role in feeding future populations. Conveniently located on the west coast of Norway, the Firmenich Seafood Expertise Center in Ålesund is the hub of our efforts to ensure seafood remains a sustainable part of diets for generations to come. With direct access to fish from the North Atlantic and the Barents Sea, the facility uses seafood raw materials to produce natural extracts, hydrolysate and concentrated oils, liquids, pastes and powder flavors.
Each year, Firmenich processes 10,000 tons of seafood raw materials, largely by-product from the seafood industry. Through sophisticated biotechnological processes, we convert the by-product, which was previously disposed of in the sea, to create seafood extracts and flavors such as codfish, shrimp, lobster, crab, squid and other popular seafood tonalities. Our customers use the flavors in soup, stocks, sauces and ready-to-eat meals.
Firmenich offers flavors that have received certification by the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) Chain of Custody standard. This Certification verifies that the labeled product originates from fisheries that meet the MSC standards for well-managed and sustainable fisheries. This means that the origin fishery operates in manner that keeps fish stocks, other marine life and eco systems healthy. It also indicates that the origin fishery has made efforts to minimize its environmental impact, abides by all local, national and international laws, and operates under the guidance of accepted scientific findings to ensure sustainable use of the marine resources. To learn more about the Marine Stewardship Council, visit www.msc.com