Safe Fish

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 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.

2016

Hazard Identification Process - 2016

 

The following issues were identified for progression of technical work through the 2016-17 SafeFish work program:

      - Sulphites in canned abalone

      - Food fraud and authenticity in seafood

      - Validation of rapid test kits for biotoxin testing 

2014

Hazard Identification Process - 2014

 

The following issues were identified for progression of technical work through the 2014-15 SafeFish work program:

      - Screening test kits for marine biotoxins

      - Histamine uncertainty factors in seafood

      - Sulphites in canned abalone

      - Mercury in seafood

      - Arsenic in seafood

2011

Hazard Identification Process – 2011

 

The following issues were identified for progression of technical work through the 2012-13 SafeFish work program:

     - Ciguatera in tropical fish 

     - Parasites in Seafood

     - Norovirus trade issues

     - Monitoring indicators of faecal pollution in bivalves

     - Vibrios in Australian bivalves

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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July 2018

About

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

July 2018

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.

June 2018

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).

August 2018

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).

July 2018

Articles

Safefish magazine digital copies

July 2018

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.

July 2018

Useful links

Useful links

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.

AUGUST 2018
Meeting

SafeFish Partners Meeting

The next SafeFish partners meeting is in Adelaide on Tuesday 21st August 2018 at the SARDI Offices (Plant Research Centre, Urrbrae). All interested SafeFish stakeholders are invited to attend the meeting, to register your interest please contact the SafeFish secretariat.

AUGUST 2018
Meeting/Conference

World Seafood Congress 2019

The World Seafood Congress meeting has been set for  9-11th September 2019 in Penang Malaysia. The conference will have a primary focus around how fish technology is put into practice.

JULY 2018
Article

SIA Responds to 60 Minutes Episode - The Cruel Sea

In the wake of 60 Minutes Australia’s episode The Cruel Sea, Seafood Industry Australia (SIA), has paid tribute to the brave men and women who have lost their lives at sea. Click here.

JULY 2018
Article

Seafood New Zealand Article - Research Leads to Safer Seafood

The June edition of the Seafood New Zealand magazine contains an article that details the common research around food safety in Seafood in Australia and New Zealand. To view this article, click here.

JULY 2018
Communique

SafeFish Communique

The last SafeFish partners meeting was held in Melbourne in April 2018. A communique detailing the discussions that took place at that meeting can be found here.

 
APRIL 2018
Update

European Union Knowledge Centre for Food Fraud and Quality

The European Commission announced the launch of a Knowledge Centre for Food Fraud and Quality to respond to consumer concerns about the quality and authenticity of food. For more information, please click here.

APRIL 2018
News Article

Proactive Testing Tackles Algal Challenge - FRDC Fish Magazine Article

An article on the SafeFish work using test kits to detect biotoxins can be found in the March 2018 edition of the FRDC Fish Magazine. To read this article, please click here.

APRIL 2018
Annual Report

SafeFish Annual Report 2016-17

The 2016-17 SafeFish Annual report is now available. Please click here to access the report. 

Meetings & Events

9
SEP
2019
9-11th September 2019
World Seafood Congress 2019
25
AUG
2018
25/08 - 29/08
Aquaculture 2018
21
AUG
2018
10:00am to 4:00pm
Plant Research Centre, Gate 2b Hartley Grove Urrbrae, SA
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