Traceability Issues in Fishery and Aquaculture Products

Traceability Issues in Fishery and Aquaculture Products VeterinaryResearchCommunications,27Suppl.1(2003)497–505 ©2003KluwerAcademicPublishers.PrintedintheNetherlands V.M.Moretti*,G.M.Turchini,F.BellagambaandF.Caprino DepartmentofVeterinaryScienceandTechnologyforFoodSafety,ViaTrentacoste2, 20134Milano,Italy *Correspondence:DipartimentodiScienzeeTecnologieVeterinarieperlaSicurezza Alimentare,ViaTrentacoste2,20134Milano,Italia E-mail:vittorio.moretti@unimi.it Keywords: authenticity,fishproducts, seafood,traceability INTRODUCTION Nowadays availability and international trade of fish and seafood are strongly influ- enced by food safety norms. Several European Directives have introduced safety standardsintothechainforfisheriesandaquacultureproductswiththeconcept‘from farmtofork’,usuallybasedontheCodexAlimentariusprovisions. A labelling regulation for fishery and aquaculture products came into effect in the European Union in 2001, requiring identification of the official commercial and scientificname,theoriginofthefishanditsproductionmethod(farmedorwild).This regulationaimstoprovideconsumerswithaminimumofinformationoncharacteris- tics of such products and is enforced in Italy by Ministry of Agriculture Decree No.27.03.02onthelabellingoffishproducts. Inaddition,inRegulationNo.178/2002,whichlaysdownproceduresinthematter of food safety and establishment of the European Food Safety Authority, the Commission defines traceability as ‘the ability to trace and follow a food, feed, food- producing animal or substance intended to be or expected to be incorporated into a foodorfeed,throughallstagesofproduction,processinganddistribution’. As a consequence of these regulations, various labelling schemes from producers and distributors are now in place for fish products. These aim to promote resource sustainability, distinction of quality and product safety. Typically, such producer’s or distributor’s labels inform the consumer as to which aquaculture techniques have been used and which type of feed or raw materials have been used in the feed formulation. New interest in organic fish products or ‘natural’ fish products is also particularlyintenseinaquaculture,althoughcurrentschemestendtobecomplexand expensive and, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Veterinary Research Communications Springer Journals

Traceability Issues in Fishery and Aquaculture Products

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2003 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
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Life Sciences; Zoology; Veterinary Medicine/Veterinary Science
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0165-7380
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10.1023/B:VERC.0000014207.01900.5c
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VeterinaryResearchCommunications,27Suppl.1(2003)497–505 ©2003KluwerAcademicPublishers.PrintedintheNetherlands V.M.Moretti*,G.M.Turchini,F.BellagambaandF.Caprino DepartmentofVeterinaryScienceandTechnologyforFoodSafety,ViaTrentacoste2, 20134Milano,Italy *Correspondence:DipartimentodiScienzeeTecnologieVeterinarieperlaSicurezza Alimentare,ViaTrentacoste2,20134Milano,Italia E-mail:vittorio.moretti@unimi.it Keywords: authenticity,fishproducts, seafood,traceability INTRODUCTION Nowadays availability and international trade of fish and seafood are strongly influ- enced by food safety norms. Several European Directives have introduced safety standardsintothechainforfisheriesandaquacultureproductswiththeconcept‘from farmtofork’,usuallybasedontheCodexAlimentariusprovisions. A labelling regulation for fishery and aquaculture products came into effect in the European Union in 2001, requiring identification of the official commercial and scientificname,theoriginofthefishanditsproductionmethod(farmedorwild).This regulationaimstoprovideconsumerswithaminimumofinformationoncharacteris- tics of such products and is enforced in Italy by Ministry of Agriculture Decree No.27.03.02onthelabellingoffishproducts. Inaddition,inRegulationNo.178/2002,whichlaysdownproceduresinthematter of food safety and establishment of the European Food Safety Authority, the Commission defines traceability as ‘the ability to trace and follow a food, feed, food- producing animal or substance intended to be or expected to be incorporated into a foodorfeed,throughallstagesofproduction,processinganddistribution’. As a consequence of these regulations, various labelling schemes from producers and distributors are now in place for fish products. These aim to promote resource sustainability, distinction of quality and product safety. Typically, such producer’s or distributor’s labels inform the consumer as to which aquaculture techniques have been used and which type of feed or raw materials have been used in the feed formulation. New interest in organic fish products or ‘natural’ fish products is also particularlyintenseinaquaculture,althoughcurrentschemestendtobecomplexand expensive and,

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Published: Oct 8, 2004

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