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

March 2018

Reports

Reports outlining health risks associated with seafood consumption

May 2018

Technical Reports

SafeFish general seafood reports

March 2018

Annual Reports

Annual Reports

March 2018

Reports

Reports outlining health risks associated with seafood consumption

March 2018

Travel Reports

Travel Reports

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.

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. 

APRIL 2018
Communique

SafeFish Communique

The last SafeFish partners meeting was held in Sydney in October 2017. A communique detailing the discussions that took place at that meeting can be found here.

 
APRIL 2018
Meeting

SafeFish Partners Meeting

The next SafeFish partners meeting is in Melbourne on Friday April 13th. All interested SafeFish stakeholders are invited to attend the meeting, and a provisional agenda will be available here shortly. To register your interest, please contact the SafeFish secretariat.

Meetings & Events

13
APR
2018
10:00am to 4:00pm
Holiday Inn, Melbourne Airport
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