Seafood 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 the ability to fully trace a product from the point of sale back to its point of origin. This is required to follow general food law, fisheries control and fish marketing. 

Anybody placing seafood on the market must label the seafood clearly and accurately. This makes buying seafood easier and safer for the consumer. Seafood labelling regulations are important in maintaining traceability and sustainability within the industry. Seafood is subject to much of the law which all foodstuffs must obey. There are also seafood specific regulations in place.

Seafood traceability and labelling regulations can be split into:

More information on food labelling can be accessed on the website and the Food Standards Agency website here.


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