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  • Trade and regulation

    We help seafood businesses respond to challenges and opportunities impacting trade. Get information on Brexit, Covid-19 and other regulatory updates.
  • Packaging and waste legislation

    Packaging and waste legislation is in place to protect consumers and reduce the seafood industry's carbon footprint.
  • Animal by-product disposal

    The disposal of animal by-products is controlled by legislation which other forms of waste are not affected by.
  • Contaminants

    Contaminants are any substances found in food that have not been added intentionally.
  • Lead

    Lead is an undesirable contaminant of food because of a number of harmful effects it has on health. Its levels in seafood are controlled by legislation in the EU.
  • Cadmium

    Cadmium is a contaminant that can be found in some species of seafood. Cadmium levels are controlled by legislation in the EU.
  • Mercury

    Mercury is a contaminant found in some foods, including seafood. It is controlled by legislation in the EU.
  • Dioxins and PCBs

    Dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are contaminants that may be found in some species of seafood.
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are found as contaminants of some types of seafood. Their levels are controlled by European Union legislation.
  • Melamine

    Melamine is a contaminant that is controlled by legislation in the EU.
  • Marine biotoxins

    Marine biotoxins can occasionally contaminate some species of seafood, particularly filter feeding species.
  • Histamine

    Histamine may develop in some species of seafood. Its presence is controlled by legislation.