SSQC is an independent quality assurance organisation which was initially formed to maintain and strengthen Shetland’s reputation for high quality seafood products.  Our services have now expanded both outwith the islands and into other economic sectors.


SSQC now provides a comprehensive range of independent quality assured inspection, analytical, environmental and consultancy services predominantly to the food, oil and seafood industries. Services can be tailored to meet the requirements of the client.

Analytical Services

On-site microbiology laboratory

Inspectorate Services

Primarily covering fish markets, aquaculture production sites and processing facilities