Traceability and labelling
Seafood traceability and labelling regulations are in place to ensure that seafood can be tracked throughout the supply chain and to ensure it is described accurately to consumers.
Seafood traceability is required for the purposes of general food law, fisheries control and fish marketing. Labelling legislation ensures that anybody placing seafood on the market labels seafood clearly and accurately, which makes buying seafood easier and safer for consumers. Seafood labelling regulations are important in maintaining traceability and sustainability within the industry.
Seafood is subject to much of the legislation which all foodstuffs must comply with, but there are also seafood specific regulations in place. Seafood traceability and labelling regulations can be split into:
- Traceability and consumer information under EU fisheries control measures and fish marketing requirements (pdf)
- Traceability and consumer information for fish landed in Scotland on the fish market: A joint Food Standards Scotland, Marine Scotland and Seafish guidance note
- EU Fisheries control regulation lot identification (template)
- The Food Information to Consumers (FIC) Regulation - guidance on seafood (pdf)
- Glazed Seafood Weight Indication Guidance(pdf)
- Registration of buyers and sellers
- General food labelling requirements
- The Fish Labelling Regulations
- Fish traceability requirements
- Omega-3 labelling and other claims
- Allergen labelling