Serving up Scandinavian seafood dishes
The icy salt waters of Scandinavia have provided nutritious and tasty seafood for countless generations. Salmon and shrimp feature in traditional dishes throughout Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Today, we’re working to share these tasty traditions with the world, while helping to protect the future of our oceans and its sea life for many generations to come. “Seafood is certainly an important part of the Scandinavian identity,” says Annika Dunnico who has helped develop the seafood series SJÖRAPPORT. “The IKEA seafood is not only nutritious, but it’s produced in a way that supports safeguarding the future of seafood too.” Annika’s favorite part of the series is the variety on offer. There’s salmon, shrimp, and even a vegan option – seaweed pearls.
Partnering up to secure the future of our oceans
For decades, IKEA has been working to continuously improve our seafood offer. Take salmon, for example. Together with our suppliers, we’ve helped pioneer responsible practices and standards for salmon farming around the world. Our suppliers use energy and waste efficient facilities, traceable and responsibly sourced feed, and farming methods proven to decrease environmental impact—all this while securing food quality. They’re also partnering with environmental NGOs to continuously improve the efficiency and impact of their work.
All IKEA seafood suppliers have to work in a responsible way. We’ve been striving to not only secure the accountability of our own seafood, but to work with partners to set regulations and standards for the whole industry. Since 2015 all IKEA salmon and shrimp is Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) or Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified, which means it meets strict social and environmental standards. “IKEA was involved with creating standards for responsible fish farming from the beginning,” says Hans-Fredrik Pedersen, who works with one of our salmon suppliers. “IKEA has the power and the will to make changes for a better future. When it comes to environmental responsibility, other companies can learn from them.”
Offering the world Scandinavian classics
“It's truly been rewarding to be a part of IKEA serving these Scandinavian-style dishes all over the world,” Hans-Fredrik says. “We are very happy to have been a part of that journey.” Annika and the IKEA food team are excited about how variety, responsibility and culture come together in this food collection. And ultimately, they want the customer to be happy with our seafood offer, too. “SJÖRAPPORT is about more than good tasting seafood,” Annika says. “It’s about the tradition of Swedish food and offering our customers something that will make them feel good inside.”