Nova West Laboratory has played an integral role in the Comeau’s Sea Foods operations since 1989 (incorporated 2002). Located in Saulnierville, Nova Scotia, Nova West Laboratory employs strict compliance testing and quality control criteria across all Comeau’s Sea Foods’ production lines.
We use our expertise in testing and quality control internally as well as for a variety of external industry partners.
The laboratory’s involvement with everyday operations allows Comeau’s Sea Foods to ensure that health and safety requirements are met. Testing for each of the company’s federally registered fish-processing plants is performed in accordance with regulations set out by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) Fish Inspection Program.
Nova West Laboratory supports Comeau’s Sea Foods commitment to quality with ongoing, ‘top-to-bottom’ inspections of every processing operation. That is, all production lines must meet the criteria for the CFIA’s Quality Management Program and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point.
These programmes confirm the company’s strict adherence to government, company and customer quality specifications. Comeau’s Sea Foods pledges that all products are both in compliance with CFIA regulations and consistently superior in quality.
Due to its continued commitment to customer and public safety, Nova West Laboratory has received additional accreditation, including with the Canadian Association of Laboratory Accreditation to test for Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Total Suspended Solids (TSS). We are also part of a proficiency testing program, and intend to expand our testing regime to include new fresh water standards.
Please contact us at NovaWest@comeausea.com to learn more about Nova West Laboratory’s commitment to quality testing. Upon request, specific details are available regarding our microbiological testing processes and techniques.