Marine Harvest quality assurance is founded on a global quality management database, MQM, that holds all Qmarine standard operating procedures.
Standard operating procedures provide guidance for actions and decisions in each of the Qmarine strategic areas of Food safety, Food quality, Fish welfare, Environmental responsibility and Social responsibility. They enable us to apply the same high standards throughout Marine Harvest.
Standard operating procedures
Qmarine has an important database called MQM, which is the Marine Harvest global quality management database. MQM stands for Marine Harvest Quality Management. The database holds the standard operating procedures (SOPs) that provide uniform standards and procedures across all our production and processing activities, including risk management and crisis management.
In addition to MQM, all regional operations have local quality management systems in place covering additional locally agreed procedures and actions specific to their regions. The global SOPs in MQM are linked with or integrated into these local quality management systems.
SOPs regarding risk management with respect to food safety will be managed according to HACCP principles. The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) is a tool for identification and control of potential food safety risks and is implemented in all primary and secondary processing plants in Marine Harvest to control food safety hazards.
We can use some of these parameters to monitor our progress. Examples include: achieving high scores on internal audits, gaining all appropriate externally audited certification and minimising the occurrence of complaints and non-compliance with regulatory requirements.