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  • Radionuclides

    When a situation arises that leads to levels of radioactivity in food that are higher than natural background levels, there is EU-wide legislation to limit exposure.
  • Brominated Flame Retardants

    Although there is no specific legislation on brominated flame retardants (BFRs), the European Commission continues to monitor their toxicity and prevalence.
  • Veterinary Residues

    Residues from veterinary medicines used by culturists to treat fish and shellfish can sometimes be detected in seafood.
  • Permitted substances

    Below is a list of pharmacologically active substances permitted in seafood, alongside their MRLs. These figures are adapted from Regulation 37/2010.
  • Banned substances

    Some pharmacologically active substances have no fixed MRLs; these constitute a hazard to consumers when present in food at any level.
  • Seafood traceability and labelling regulations

    Seafood traceability and labelling regulations ensure that seafood can be tracked through the supply chain and is described accurately to consumers.
  • Registration of seafood buyers and sellers in the UK

    Buyers and sellers of first sale UK landed fish need registered with fisheries authorities.
  • General food labelling requirements

    Regulation 1169/2011, The Food Information to Consumer Regulation (FIC) becomes effective from 13/12/2014 and replaces the current Food Labelling Regulations 1996.
  • The Fish Labelling Regulations

    Fish and shellfish products are subject to general labelling rules which apply to all foodstuffs, as well as some more specific regulations.
  • Omega-3 labelling and other claims

    If you choose to highlight the Omega-3 content or health benefits of your product, this may be classed as making a nutrition or health claim. These types of claims are regulated by The Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation.
  • Allergen labelling laws

    Food businesses must comply with allergen labelling regulations. Find out which products are affected and what labels and descriptions to use.
  • Fish traceability laws

    Seafood is subject to traceability laws. We have outlined the regulations for seafood businesses to give a basic understanding of the requirements.