Aberdeen fish factory takes novel approach to odour complaints – Fishupdate.com

Aberdeen fish factory takes novel approach to odour complaints Published:  01 August, 2006

AN Aberdeen fish processing factory is hiring local people to sniff out mystery smells, according to BBC Scotland.

The move comes following complaints from locals that on hot days a smell emanating from the United Fish Products (UFP) plant in Torry lingers in the air.

Up to 20 local “community sniffers” are to be hired and trained to identify scents so the firm can discover which smells are to blame. Local community leaders say it is a good idea as bad smells can make it unpleasant to live in the area.

Helge Korsager, UFP managing director, reportedly told BBC Scotland: “It’s about being responsible – we realise there’s a problem, but it may not necessarily be from the fish factory. We want to start recruiting volunteers as soon as possible.

“There are other emission points and background smells in the city. We need an objective method of measuring the smells, so we can tell where they come from.”

He said the company wants to start recruiting volunteers as soon as possible and that it hopes to have results by November.

Torry residents have complained that they have been unable to open their windows on hot days because of the smell. They have also been refusing to put out their washing because they say it stinks when they bring it in.

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