Listeria Management in Salmon Processing Industry

Aquatiq is the main supplier of Hygiene solutions to the Salmon Industry in Europe.

Listeria Management.

Our specializing in this area started back in 1994 after a major recall of smoked salmon from the US market.

Salmon Processing has much of the same challenges as poultry, where the processing areas and equipment are wet 24-7. Biofilm is a major challenge and acts as a protection film for pathogenic bacteria.

In our concept, we supply Hygiene Systems, Chemistry, Projecting and Consultancy. All of these areas must be combined to achieve a safe production over time.


Our consultants are specialized in finding and eliminating the source. We give training and offer courses to prevent Listeria and other pathogen outbreaks from happening in the future.


We have cleaning chemicals that are designed for the sole purpose of ensuring safe and reliable production.

Hygiene Systems

Our hygiene systems are hygienically designed and made out of the highest quality of stainless steel. When it comes to food production, only the best is acceptable.

CIP Systems

We are specialized in hygienical CIP systems that ensure safe, reliable and efficient production.

About Aquatiq®

Aquatiq® provides complete food safety solutions and expertise to the global food industry, offering a holistic approach that includes consultation, equipment and hygiene systems. Aquatiq offers food safety courses, certifications, audits as well as specialized chemistry for food processing and mechanical industries. Aquatiq does what it takes to ensure the production and distribution of safe food for companies around the world.

Resource personell

Tlf: +47 61 24 70 10

Email: [email protected]

MD / Microbiology & Food Safety Specialist

Heidi Camilla Sagen-Ohren

MD / Microbiology & Food Safety Specialist
Aquatiq Sense
+47 482 26 613
[email protected]

Heidi Camilla Sagen-Ohren

Heidi has specialist expertise in microbiology and regulations related to most food industries, HACCP, audits, and project management.

Educated food technologist and has a master’s degree in food safety. Practical experience from the laboratory industry, both as a manager and microbiology specialist.

Heidi leads and participates in projects where there is a need for problem solving related to contamination with Listeria or other unwanted microflora.

Heidi guides customers with sampling plans and assessment of analysis results, and how this is linked to the company’s daily HACCP system.

Contact Heidi if you have questions or need microbiological assistance or if you want more info about trending analysis results, sampling.

Heidi is located at our office in Trondheim, Norway.

Elvin Bugge

Founder / Board member / Special projects
+47 911 01 112
[email protected]

Elvin Bugge

Elvin is the CEO of Aqua Pharma Group and a Board member of Aquatiq. Elvin has extensive experience from the aquaculture industry and has developed several innovative methods for de-lice and gill treatment of fish.

Elvin is the main shareholder and founder of the companies in Aquatiq.

He is involved in most major projects in the group.

Elvin is best known for his knowledge related to the prevention and elimination of Listeria in the production environment and hygienic design.

Elvin has been a key part of the professional group for equipment and machines for fish industry in EHEDG.

Elvin has a degree in chemical engineering and is based at the company’s head office in Lillehammer.

Stein Nikolaisen

Aquatiq Sense
+47 906 73 565
[email protected]

Stein Nikolaisen

Stein has specialist expertise in hygienic design, hygiene for technical department and cleaning, including technical processes and cleaning systems. Practical experience from various food industries, and many years as a traveling consultant, both Norwegian and international markets.

Stein leads and participates in projects where there is a need for problem solving related to contamination with Listeria or another unwanted microflora.

Stein is a motivator, and always has a central position in projects, where there is a need to change and develop the company’s management team and corporate culture.

Stein is located at our office in Trondheim, Norway.

Food Safety Specialist

Geir Johnsen

Food Safety Specialist
Aquatiq Chemistry
+47 990 99 358
[email protected]

Geir Johnsen

Geir is a specialist in surface cleaning, training and courses, and problem solving related to cleaning and hygiene. Geir is a educated food technologist with experience from the food industry.

Contact Geir if you need information about training, courses or help related to cleaning and hygiene.

Geir is located at our office in Trondheim.