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FIS: Two new International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) standards for traceability of fish products have been approved

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FIS.com
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Friday, January 13, 2012, 22:20 (GMT + 9)

Two new International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) standards for traceability of fish products have been approved.

“These standards will provide consumers around the globe with access to more information about the seafood they eat,” says Senior Scientist Petter Olsen at Nofima Mat, the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research in Tromsø, who has headed the work related to the new ISO standards.

The new ISO standards specify which data elements must be recorded for each link in the production chain the fish products go through.

In other words, the standards will state which information must be recorded on the fishing boat or at the fish farm, at the fish processing company, transport company and wholesaler and in the shop selling the fish to the consumers. One ISO standard applies to wild fish, while the other applies to farmed fish.

“Large volumes of seafood are today transported long distances before being... http://fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?l=e&country=0&special=&monthyear=&day=&id=49094&ndb=1&df=0