Do feeds contain chemicals or preservatives dangerous to human health? 

No. Aquaculture feeds are subject to strict checks to ensure that they do not pose any threat to human health. Any preservatives used must comply with laws and regulations governing their use.  

As we take potential contamination of our feeds very seriously, Skretting has a global, comprehensive feed and food quality programme whereby we monitor for unwanted substances in both raw materials and feeds.   

The animal feed industry is subject to extremely strict limitations in order to ensure that feed is not dangerous to animal or human health, or to the environment. In aquaculture, feeds are closely controlled in terms of raw materials, production conditions and other additives (including preservatives) that may be used to make the fish or shrimp safer from health and hygiene perspectives, and to improve other characteristics.  

The preservatives used in feed are the same as those used in the majority of products destined for human consumption. As such, they are subject to thorough safety assessments before being distributed. To ensure an independent, science-based approach, these assessments usually fall within the competence of national and federal agencies like the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the Food and Drug Administration in the United States.  

Read more about our strict monitoring and controls


Why choose farmed over wild fish?
Are farmed fish and shrimp healthy to eat?
Do salmon and trout feeds contain colouring?
What ingredients are in Skretting feeds?
Are the raw materials that Skretting uses in its feeds responsibly sourced?
Do feeds contain chemicals or preservatives dangerous to human health?
Are the animal by-products used in aquaculture feeds dangerous to human health?
Do feeds contain growth hormones or antibiotics?
What are fish meal and fish oil, and why are they used in aquaculture feeds?
Is low fish meal/fish oil content in feeds harmful to fish and shrimp?
Does Skretting use novel ingredients in its feeds?
What is ethoxyquin and is it safe?
Are circular economy principles applied to aquaculture feeds?
Is aquaculture sustainable?
Is aquaculture controlled?
Why is aquaculture important?
Why do aquaculture species grow quickly?
Are farms healthy environments for producing fish and shrimp?
How much wild fish is needed to feed farmed fish?
Are Skretting feeds sustainable?
Is it safe to eat farmed fish and shrimp?
How is Skretting contributing to feeding a growing global population?
Is one feed sufficient for all aquaculture species?
How much feed is needed to grow a farmed fish?
Can efficient feed management help improve the sustainability of aquaculture?