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Secret Smokehouse awarded PGI Status 'London Cure Smoked Salmon'

Stop press, we have been awarded PGI Status for our 'London Cure Smoked Salmon'. The hallowed European Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status, enforced by law, is designed to protect and celebrate traditional regional foods, such as Cornish Pasties or Champagne in France. In order to receive this status, the entire product must be processed within a specific region. London Cure Smoked Salmon has to be produced in the London Boroughs of Hackney, Tower Hamlets or Newham. Fresh Scottish salmon and Scottish wild salmon already have their own PGI statuses. Smoked salmon originated in Jewish communities in the East End of London at the turn of the last century, so this internationally renowned gourmet food finally has a designation reflecting its...

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Fortnum & Mason

We are very proud to announce we are now supplying Fortum & Mason with our Oak Smoked Salmon. It's a huge honour and privilege to be supplying such an iconic retailer here in the capital. After in depth audit, a lot of compliance and vigorous taste testing we were welcomed into the fold which is an enormous opportunity for us here at Secret Smokehouse to showcase, what we believe, as the best of artisan curing and smoking of fish to such an incredible audience. We really hope that our partnership with Fortnum & Mason will be long and prosperous, so if you're in the Piccadilly area then please pop in to F&M and buy as much as you can!!!  ...

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Secret Smokehouse Goes Electric With Nissan Van

A HACKNEY-based fish curers and smokers has turned to Nissan’s modern technology to deliver their very traditional produce.  Max Bergius, owner of Secret Smokehouse chose the all-electric e-NV200 in order to substantially cut his vehicle running costs and reduce his carbon footprint.  His van, supplied by nearby Nissan dealership Glyn Hopkin, has become the perfect mode of transport for getting around London. In fact, Max estimates he will save up to £4,500 in running costs a year compared to running a diesel equivalent.  The extra bonus is that Max is eligible for a 100% discount on the London Congestion Charge in the centre of the city where many of his clients, including Michelin starred restaurants, are situated.  In addition, Max...

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Oliver Magazine

Beyond grateful to be included in this months Oliver magazine in the 'Best of British' feature along side of incredible producers. From bakeries to breweries, the UK’s once-disused railway arches now harbour a fleet of food producers, including Secret Smokehouse, in London’s Hackney. After training at the Billingsgate Seafood School, founder Max Bergius first established the business from his back garden in nearby Stepney. “I was inspired after talking to all the Cockneys who frequent the Peacock Pub,” he says. He discovered the area has a rich history of producing smoked fish, and the techniques used to make Max’s smoked salmon, trout and kippers vary little from those perfected back in the late 19th century by Eastern European immigrants coming...

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Automated temperature monitoring in the Secret Smokehouse

We have partnered with Testo to help us with our temperature monitoring that's now fully automated. All food producers must adhere to numerous regulations, and standards, with the end goal of ensuring the quality and safety of food. A key requirement for HACCP and food safety is continuous temperature monitoring. This involves recording and documenting the temperatures of all fridges, freezers and areas where climate sensitive foods are stored. The Secret Smokehouse supply high quality smoked fish to some of the UK’s top Michelin star chefs and restaurants, as well as delis and a small group of direct customers. A small, but rapidly growing operation, they were nominated for ‘Best Producer’ in the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2017 and are...

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