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Publication InformationRelease DateFile Type

The Landing Obligation Made Simple

Nick Connelly

A guide to The Landing Obligation. This guide explains what is meant by the landing obligation, the background behind it and the changes it may create in the seafood industry.

May 2016Download PDF

Minutes of the Seafish Food Legislation Expert Group 12 May 2015

Peter Wilson

Seafish Corporate Plan 2015 - 2018; Expert Group Review – Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO); Official Controls Review – hygiene charges update; Fisheries Control – traceability; Labelling – Declaration of gross weight and date of freezing – stakeholder meeting; Better Regulation Delivery Office Food Labelling and Food Hygiene Expert Panel reports; Imports

June 2015Download PDF

Coastal Characterisation & the CSO Text Alert Initiative

Martin Bowes, Mandy Pyke

Combined Sewer Overfalls (CSO's) are a safety valve in the treatment of human waste that can when operated in the area of bivalve mollusc harvesting. Text alerts of activation of CSO's direct to harvesters are now being trialled in the UK. This document describes the factors that can be considered by a harvester when carrying out a risk assessment. Knowledge of these factors affects when text alerts are received will result in enhanced active management decisions.

September 2013Download PDF

Water Quality in Purification (Depuration) Systems. Guidance for Purification Plant Operators

Mandy Pyke, Cefas

Only ‘clean seawater’ should be used in the depuration system. Cefas has issued advice on water quality in terms of turbidity and microbiology. The seawater used should carry no risk of contaminating the shellfish (including the risk from ‘harmful substances’ or toxic marine plankton). Further advice on issues relating to the statutory requirements for clean seawater and purification system operation is available by contacting Cefas. Technical advice relating to purification system design is available from Seafish.

December 2012Download PDF

Food Information Regulation: Update on Compromise Agreement (Amendment 136)

Fiona Wright

The new Food Information Regulation being discussed is intended to consolidate all the amendments made to the current Food Labelling Regulation and modernise it, as well as ensure greater consistency of rules between Member States. This Guidance Note lists the main changes this new Food Information Regulation will make to current food labelling rules in the UK. Only the changes likely to affect seafood businesses are included: definitions, legibility, responsibilities, mandatory and voluntary particulars, distance selling, allergen information, date of freezing, presentation, added water.

August 2011Download PDF