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

Current Technical Research

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. For the 2021-2022 period technical research on the following items will be undertaken to assist in addressing them:

  • Developing a food safety risk register for the seafood industry
  • Building on the National seafood risk register and developing specific sector risk registers/mitigation plans
  • Assisting the STAG to develop an online 'Seafood exporters module'
  • Raising the awareness of Ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) with health professionals.
  • Extension project if resources are available around Ready-to-eat seafood.
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.

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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October 2021

About

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

October 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.

January 2022

Contact

Safefish contact details

October 2021

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).

June 2022

Students

SafeFish students

January 2022

Post Graduate Grant

January 2022

Contact

Safefish contact details

October 2021

Current Issues Relevant to the Australian Seafood Industry

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 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.

JUNE 2022
Course

Food Safety Governance Course

FIAL in conjunction with AIFST are offering an online zoom course on the importance of food safety governance and how to support the production and sale of safe food. For more information or to register, click here.

OCTOBER 2021
Annual Report

SafeFish Annual Report 2020-21

The 2020-2021 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.

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.

Meetings & Events

15
NOV
2021
1:00pm to 5:00pm AEST
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
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