The Seafood Food Safety Scheme applies to all aquaculture and fisheries license holders catching or producing fish for human consumption. The Seafood Food Safety Scheme is established in the Primary Produce (Food Safety Schemes) (Seafood) Regulations 2017.
Seafood food safety
Growers and harvesters of seafood are considered to be primary food producers under the Food Act 2001.
Growers and harvesters of seafood are required to produce safe and suitable food and conform to the requirements of the Food Standards Code including the Seafood Standard 4.2.1.
Bivalve mollusc accreditation
All holders of aquaculture or fishery licences authorising the farming or taking of bivalve molluscs, who harvest or grow for human consumption must be accredited.
Bivalve molluscs include:
The annual fee comprises:
- administration fee - $238
- activity based fees.
To obtain accreditation an accredited producer must have an approved food safety arrangement. A producer must:
- only source product from government (South Australian Shellfish Quality Assurance Program) classified and monitored waters
- have an approved food safety program
- have the food safety program audited by an approved auditor at the specified frequency
- Comply with the relevant sections of the Food Standards Code including the Seafood Standard 4.2.1.
PIRSA Food Safety Program
GPO Box 1671
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: (08) 8429 0837