Seafood Safety Brochure

The Seafood Safety Brochure contains a collection of informative fact sheets for a number of food safety hazards that may affect seafood in Australia. These sheets include a short summary on the hazard, its prevalence of outbreaks in Australia, the dose required to cause illness, the symptoms associated with illness, inactivation and prevention strategies, detection methods and the Australian regulatory requirements for these hazards. The hazards included in this brochure are as follows:

  • Amnesic Shellfish Poisons
  • Ciguatera Fish Poisoning
  • Clostridium botulinum
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Escherichia coli (Chinese)
  • Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) (Chinese)
  • Histamine Poisoning (Chinese) 
  • Toxic Metals (Chinese)
  • Norovirus (NoV) (Chinese)
  • Okadaic Acids/Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisons (Chinese)
  • Paralytic Shellfish Poisons (Saxitoxins) (Chinese)
  • Salmonella (Chinese)
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Vibrio (Chinese)
  • Wax Esters


Parasites in Australian Seafood


Other General Seafood Reports


Marine Biotoxins




Rock Lobsters