SafeFish

SafeFish, provides technical advice to support Australia’s seafood trade and market access negotiations and helps to resolve barriers to trade.

SafeFish is primarily funded by the Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC) and is the leading platform in their program for dealing with food safety and trade and market access issues affecting Australian seafood.

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Technical Program and Current Issues

The technical program is underpinned by a strategy to identify current and emerging food safety and market access issues, prioritise these issues, and undertake technical work to provide potential solutions to overcome those of highest priority. This is known as the SafeFish prioritisation process, and is used as a robust method of determining the work program.

2021

Vibrio Webinar Series

In May 2021, SafeFish facilitated three webinars outlining food safety risks associated with Vibrio bacteria and investigating management strategies. To view these webinars, please click here.

2019

SafeFish Work Program for 2019 to 2021

Following the 2019 hazard identification and issue prioritisation process that was held, the following issues were identified as having the highest priority to the Australian seafood industry and technical research will be undertaken to assist in addressing them:

- Reviewing the microbiological criteria relating to seafood in the Aus/NZ Food Standards Code

- Risk management of vibrios in the shellfish industry

- Risk management of Ciguatera Fish Poisoning in Australia

Report an Issue

If you are aware of technical impediments to trade or food safety issues that you would like SafeFish to consider working on, please complete the following form.

Technical Reports

SafeFish produces technical reports to overcome issues of public health and market access significance for the Australian Seafood sectors.

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April 2021

About

SafeFish, provides technical advice to support Australia’s seafood trade and market access negotiations and helps to resolve barriers to trade.

May 2021

Technical Program

The technical program is underpinned by a strategy to identify current and emerging food safety and market access issues, prioritise these issues, and undertake technical work to provide potential solutions to overcome those of highest priority.

November 2020

Contact

Safefish contact details

August 2017

Codex

The Codex Alimentarius Commission develops harmonised international food standards, guidelines and codes of practice to protect the health of the consumers and ensure fair practices in the food trade (Codex).

May 2021

FRDC FISH Magazine Articles

Safefish magazine digital copies

May 2021

Media Centre

Safefish media and resources, and upcoming events and meetings

May 2021

Hazards affecting Seafood

Hazards affecting seafood

MAY 2017

CCCF

The Codex Committee on Food Additives is a General Subject Committee that develops policies on permitted maximum levels for individual food additives.

MAY 2017

CCFH

The Codex Committee on Food Hygiene is a General Subject Committee that develops policies on food hygiene issues that are applicable to all food types.

MAY 2017

CCRVDF

The Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods is a General Subject Committee that determines priorities for the consideration of residues of veterinary drugs in foods.

Latest Content

The latest collection of SafeFish technical reports, communication outputs, news and articles can be found here.

JULY 2020
Information

Novel Coronovirus and Food Safety

FSANZ have compiled a page dedicated to providing information around COVID-19. A key message portrayed in this information is 'That there is no evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted through food'. To view this content, please click here.

APRIL 2020
Update

Coronovirus COVID-19 Update

The FRDC in conjunction with SafeFish and other relevant experts, have developed an industry briefing for seafood relating to the developing Coronovirus COVID-19 pandemic. To view the briefing, please click here.

APRIL 2020
Meeting

SafeFish Partners Meeting

The SafeFish meeting proposed to be held on Friday 03/04/2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An update on activities from November 2019-April 2020 can be found here. Please contact the secretariat for any further information.

JANUARY 2020
Annual Report

SafeFish Annual Report 2018-2019

The 2018-2019 SafeFish Annual report is now available online. If you would like a printed version mailed to you, please contact the secretariat to request a copy.

NOVEMBER 2019
Conference - call for abstracts

World Fisheries Congress 2020 - Call for Abstracts

The World Fisheries Congress 2020 (WFC2020) Steering Committee has made the difficult decision to postpone the conference to September 2021 (dates to be confirmed).

NOVEMBER 2019
Technical report

National Ciguatera Fish Poisoning Research Strategy

This report presents a national CFP research strategy aimed at mitigating risk for the seafood industry and reducing CFP illness in Australia.

OCTOBER 2019
Fact Sheet

Microplastic in Seafood Research

SafeFish have compiled a fact sheet detailing the research being conducted in Australia and New Zealand relating to microplastics in seafood

Meetings & Events

11
OCT
2020
11/10 - 15/10/2020
World Fisheries Congress 2020
3
APR
2020
10:00am to 4:00pm
Sydney Location TBC
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