The FDA, in an effort to keep fishery product regulations up to date, has released a battery of updates. These updates are aimed at ensuring that the supply of seafood products is safe, healthy and correctly labeled. The updated documents are:
- The seafood list of allowable names: The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to the industry regarding the use of The Seafood List to determine whether a seafood name is acceptable.
- Seafood guidance documents and regulatory information: FDA has a mandatory safety program for all seafood products. The FDA program includes research, inspection, compliance, enforcement, disclosure, and the development of regulations and guidance.
- Seafood HACCP: This document is the cornerstone of the FDA’s seafood regulatory and guidance program. It is the fourth edition of the Seafood Risk and Control Guide. Fish and seafood processors will find information in this guide that will help them identify hazards associated with their products and assist them in formulating control strategies. This guide is intended to assist industry in the development of their Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plans.
The links above include access to update information and advice for the seafood industry, guidance documents, regulations, and science and research content.