A manager for one of the salmon farms of Arnarlax, the company at the center of the controversy over a sponsorship deal with the National Culinary Team, claims that members of the team came out against the deal due to “threats” and pressure from conservationists. He told the local news site Vísir that he was surprised by the response.
Fourteen chefs have quit the Icelandic National Culinary Team in protest over a sponsorship deal the National Chef’s Club made with a salmon farming company Arnarlax. The chefs who have quit the team in protest argue that the deal flies in the face of the team’s mission to promote only products of the highest quality, that are produced sustainably, and in full harmony with nature. Arnarlax farms salmon in open pens in the ocean.
NB: Arnalax (Iceland)’s Laugardalur salmon farm had a ‘failed audit’ report published (August 27) by the ASC, There were a series (6) of major NCs (e.g. for exceeding the ‘0.1’ sea lice level, but not only).
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