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.
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
SafeFish produces technical reports to overcome issues of public health and market access significance for the Australian Seafood sectors.Read more
SafeFish, provides technical advice to support Australia’s seafood trade and market access negotiations and helps to resolve barriers to trade.
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.
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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).
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Hazards affecting seafood
The Codex Committee on Food Additives is a General Subject Committee that develops policies on permitted maximum levels for individual food additives.
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.
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.
The latest collection of SafeFish technical reports, communication outputs, news and articles can be found here.
The World Fisheries Congress 2020 (WFC2020) Steering Committee has made the difficult decision to postpone the conference to September 2021 (dates to be confirmed).
This report presents a national CFP research strategy aimed at mitigating risk for the seafood industry and reducing CFP illness in Australia.
SafeFish have compiled a fact sheet detailing the research being conducted in Australia and New Zealand relating to microplastics in seafood