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Food: New FSA Advice – Fish Freezing Requirements Relaxed
The Food Standards Agency has announced that from 30th July 2012, certain farmed fish destined to be eaten raw in dishes like sushi no longer need to be frozen before use to protect consumers against parasites. European Commission (EC) and member states have agreed that a risk based approach is to be taken when applying freezing requirements to fishery products. RIAMS have also published the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opinion and the EC guidance on parasites in fish in Food/National Policy and Guidance/Approved Premises. These documents can be found in the RIAMS Food module.
The Food Standards Agency have published a survey that shows more than a quarter of us are more likley to take food safety risks when we are on holiday! Given that the holiday season is on us, the survey makes for interesting reading….