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FDA: Fish Hazards and Controls-More Than A Fish Story
July 15, 2011, 9:20 am
Filed under: News

When you buy that salmon steak for grilling or that red snapper filet for baking, the Food and Drug Administration’s “Fish and Fishery Products Hazards and Controls Guidance” probably doesn’t spring to mind.

But this document—popularly known as the “Hazards Guide”—plays a key role in keeping American consumers safe from contaminated seafood.

The Hazards Guide is a roadmap for commercial fishermen and processors to follow to ensure that consumers don’t become ill from parasites, pathogens (bacteria, viruses, fungi), or natural toxins (poisonous substances produced by living organisms) in the seafood they eat.

In April 2011, FDA released the fourth edition of the Hazards Guide and posted on the FDA website an introductory video to the guide4 for the seafood industry.

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