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Fish

Information on fishery products, hygiene and fish labelling.

Safe Smoked Fish Tool  

A free tool developed by Food Standards Scotland and the Food Standards Agency to help smoked fish producers manage the risk of contamination of their product by Listeria monocyttogenes. 

ESSA's European Guide to Good Practice for Smoked and/or Salted and/or Marinated Fish

The European Salmon Smokers Association’s (ESSA) European Guide to Good Practice for Smoked and/or Salted and/or Marinated Fish has been published by the European Commission on their Guidance Platform. The Guide was endorsed by the EU Member States.

The Guide was developed with the following objectives:

  • Create a tool for all European fish smokers to have best practices and information for the production of safe products.
  • Cover the requirements set by the current European regulations and Codex Alimentarius.
  • Provide consumers with accurate and truthful information about the nature of the product they are consuming.

Download the guide.

Freezing fish and fishery products    

Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 provides that food business operators must ensure that certain fishery products, including those to be consumed raw or almost raw, undergo a freezing treatment to kill viable parasites that may represent a risk to the health of the consumer. 

Access the publication for further details.