SafeFish

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

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Technical Program and Current Issues

The technical program relies on a knowledge-creation strategy to facilitate communication and development of technical advice for the seafood industry.

2017

Hazards affecting Australian seafood – 2011

Priority Listing of Issues and Risk Ranking of Hazards Affecting Australian Seafood.

2017

Hazards affecting Australian seafood – 2014

SafeFish is a partnership of seafood experts that has been formed to assist the industry to resolve technical trade impediments, especially in relation to issues associated with food safety and hygiene.

2017

Hazards affecting Australian seafood – 2016

Priority Listing of Issues and Risk Ranking of Hazards Affecting Australian Seafood.

2017

Sulphites in Abalone

SafeFish participated in a trade mission to China with the Seafood Trade Advisory Group and the Australasian Abalone Association in May 2017. The mission met with key researchers and businesses who may be able to assist in the submission of a request to the Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission to change the Chinese food standards code to allow sulphites in canned abalone. SafeFish is finalizing the technical submission, but it was determined that good relationships with the Chinese abalone industry and researchers will also be needed for the submission to be successful. A change to the Chinese food standards code will allow Australian canned abalone to be exported to China.

This work is estimated to be completed by the end of 2017.

2017

Food Authenticity in Seafood

A seafood authenticity project has been drafted by South Australian Research & Development Institute (SARDI), Curtin University, Honey and Fox, Safe Sustainable Seafood and ICS seafood’s, and submitted as part of the Fighting Food Waste and Fraud CRC bid. This project proposal included partnerships with FRDC, Abalone Council of Australia (ACA), Southern Rock Lobster (SRL) and Australian Council of Prawn Fishers (ACPF), and focuses on export of these sectors, and the accidental and deliberate fraud of domestic seafood in Australia. This project would benefit abalone, rock lobster, prawns and the seafood industry as a whole. As part of this program, a proposal was also drafted by industry around the misnaming and mislabelling of seafood in Australia as this has been found to be an issue internationally. There is currently no data in Australia on mislabelling, country of origin and fraud data. SafeFish is currently working in collaboration with the researchers above, to progress this work further.

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.

Reports

SafeFish has participated in a number of different projects aimed to assess health risks associated with seafood consumption.

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September 2017

About

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

September 2017

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.

August 2017

Contact

Safefish contact details

September 2017

Reports

Reports outlining health risks associated with seafood consumption

November 2017

Travel Reports

Travel Reports

October 2017

Media Centre

Safefish media and resources, and upcoming events and meetings

October 2017

Current Issues Relevant to the Australian Seafood Industry

he 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).

September 2017

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.

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.

News and Articles

The latest collection of SafeFish news and articles. Our content has been seen in the ASCRC Seafood Magazine, FDRC Fish Magazine and SafeFish News just to name a few.

AUGUST 2017
Report

United States FDA GAIN Report - Korean Seafood Market

The United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has released a Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report detailing Seafood exports in Korea. For access to this report, please click here.

AUGUST 2017
Report

FREE SafeFish Stakeholders Event

A free get-to-know-you Stakeholders Event is being held on October 24th 2017 at the Sydney Fish Markets from 3-5pm. All welcome, come and enjoy some food and drinks and get to know the partners of SafeFish a little better. For more details, click here.

AUGUST 2017
The Australian News

Tassal hoping for another record year as it expands fish farming

Salmon farmer and marketer Tassal hopes to achieve another record financial result in the current financial year as it increases the total volume of its farmed fish and boosts consumption of salmon and seafood. 

JUNE 2017
FRDC News

Australian seafood celebrates the launch of a new peak body

The new national peak body for the seafood Industry Seafood Industry Australia has been launched by the FRDC. This body will bring together industry and provide a unified voice for its wide range of members.

Meetings & Events

1
NOV
2017
1-2 November 2017
Plant Research Centre Waite Campus, Adelaide
24
OCT
2017
10:00am to 4:00pm
Sydney Fish Markets
24
OCT
2017
24th October 2017 6-9pm
To Be Confirmed
27
SEP
2017
27-29th September 2017
International Convention Centre, Sydney
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