Given the size and scale of our business, Dawnfresh has an important role to play in the food industry. This is a role we take very seriously.

As you would expect from us, we go above and beyond what is strictly and legally necessary, to follow best practice.  And in many areas - for example, fish welfare and food hygiene - we’re leading the way.

Below you’ll see some of the achievements, standards and memberships of which we’re the most proud.

  • Full technical compliance with leading retailers

Stringent technical compliance with line with some of the UK’s leading retailers. Our achievements have been recognised especially in recent awards from M&S, Tesco and Sainbury’s.

In 2012, M&S awarded Dawnfresh with silver validation against their How We Do Business framework, part of M&S’ Plan A sustainability programme.  We were the first food supplier in Scotland to achieve this recognition, and only the third company in the UK. Now, we're going for gold.

  • Ethics

We are regularly and voluntarily audited on our ethics, and make the results available through SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) - the not-for-profit organisation dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. See more about SEDEX

  • British Retail Consortium (BRC)

The BRC Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification programme, used throughout the world to standardise quality, safety, operational criteria and manufacturers’ fulfillment of legal obligations, and to help protect the consumer. We are audited annually and currently hold a Grade A*. See more about BRC

  • Quality Trout UK Farm Assured (QTUK)

Quality Trout UK is the pre-eminent quality assurance scheme for trout farming in the UK.  QTUK scheme members are inspected annually by an independent body, with a focus on product quality, food safety and traceability, environmental best practice and fish welfare. See more about QTUK

  • Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

The MSC has developed the world's toughest best practice guidelines and standards for sustainable fishing and seafood traceability, and applies to wild rather than farmed fish. We are audited annually for MSC certification. See more about MSC

  • Green Apple

We won a Green Apple award fromThe Green Organisation, with the support of the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland, in recognition of our reduction in energy consumption and environmental impact.  Previous Green Apple winners include M&S, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Honda, BBC, Carlsberg and Coca Cola. See more about the Green Apple Awards and The Green Organisation

  • Kosher

We have Kosher accreditation, including for Passover, for our Silver Tide by Marinades of Scotland herring products.

  • Royal Warrant to HM The Queen

RR. Spink & Sons holds a Royal Warrant as Fishmonger to HM The Queen, and supplies the Royal Household.


Other memberships

Our markets

Dawnfresh is best known for being the largest trout producer in Britain, and for working with the largest retailers in the UK - but we do much more.

Contact Us

Dawnfresh Seafoods Ltd.
Bothwell Park Industrial Estate
Uddingston, Lanarkshire
Scotland G71 6LS

T: +44 (0) 1698 810008
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