Loch Duart, the independent salmon farming company based in Sutherland and the Hebrides, is taking the fight to food fraudsters to protect the reputation of its world-renowned salmon. The independent salmon farm business has teamed up with Oritain, to prevent food fraudsters from passing off other salmon as Loch Duart’s.
With many of the world’s top restaurants and fish wholesalers asking for Loch Duart salmon by name, there is a risk that unscrupulous suppliers try to represent other salmon as Loch Duart. From 2018, Loch Duart will be using our scientific traceability method to create an 'Origin Fingerprint' that exists due to the intrinsic chemical properties in the environment that the salmon is grown in.
With this information, Loch Duart can test the salmon any point along the supply chain and determine exactly where the salmon originates from.
“Consumers must get what they order and what they are paying for! Oritain's forensic approach to scientifically fingerprinting the origin of our fish means that we can verify the origin of our fresh salmon – wherever the consumers are in the world.” – Alban Denton, CEO Loch Duart.