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  Sea Fish Industry Authority Seafish Technology Guidelines for the Landingand Sale of Fishery Products Seafish Report No. SR550  December 2002© SeafishISBN 0 903041-11-2 Seafish report No. SR550  Guidelines for the Landing and Saleof Fishery Products Contents: 1PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THESE GUIDELINES...........................................12BACKGROUND..................................................................................................1 2.1F OOD S AFETY ............................................................................................................................................... 12.2T RADING ....................................................................................................................................................... 22.3M AINTAINING F ISH Q UALITY ........................................................................................................................ 2 3SUMMARY OF LEGAL REQUIREMENTS.........................................................5 3.1T HE  N ATURE AND P URPOSE OF L EGISLATION ............................................................................................... 53.2F OOD S AFETY L EGISLATION  ......................................................................................................................... 53.3F ISH M ARKETING L EGISLATION .................................................................................................................... 63.4F ISHERIES C ONTROL L EGISLATION  ............................................................................................................... 63.5T RADING L EGISLATION ................................................................................................................................. 73.6H EALTH AND S AFETY L EGISLATION ..............................................................................................................7 3.7E  NVIRONMENTAL P ROTECTION L EGISLATION ............................................................................................... 7 4MANAGEMENT................................................................................................11 4.1L EGAL R  ESPONSIBILITIES OF M ANAGEMENT ............................................................................................... 114.2S TRUCTURES AND P OWERS ......................................................................................................................... 124.3S TRATEGIC AND B USINESS P LANNING  ........................................................................................................ 134.4S TANDARDS AND C ONTROL P ROCEDURES .................................................................................................. 144.5T RAINING .................................................................................................................................................... 15 5FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT........................................................................19 5.1G ENERAL R  EQUIREMENTS .......................................................................................................................... 19 5.1.1Site, Layout and Provision of Facilities........................................................................................195.1.2General Principles of Design and Construction...........................................................................215.1.3Provision for Cleaning of Structures, Plant and Equipment.........................................................225.1.4Staff Facilities...............................................................................................................................26 5.1.5Waste Storage and Disposal.........................................................................................................29 5.2F ISH B OXES AND C ONTAINERS  ................................................................................................................... 32 5.2.1Legal Requirements of Fish Boxes and Containers......................................................................325.2.2Recommendations for Fish Boxes and Containers........................................................................32 5.3Q UAYS , J ETTIES AND O THER L ANDING S ITES ............................................................................................. 33 5.3.1Summary of Legal Requirements...................................................................................................335.3.2Recommendations for Quays, Jetties and Other Landing Sites....................................................33 5.4V ESSEL D ISCHARGING AND O  NSHORE F ISH H ANDLING E QUIPMENT ........................................................... 35 5.4.1Summary of Legal Requirements...................................................................................................355.4.2Recommendations for Vessel Discharge and Onshore Handling Equipment...............................35 5.5F ISH G RADING AND W EIGHING E QUIPMENT ................................................................................................38 5.5.1Summary of Legal Requirements...................................................................................................38 5.5.2Recommendations for Grading and Weighing Equipment............................................................40 5.6F ISH A UCTION M ARKETS ............................................................................................................................ 41 5.6.1Summary of Legal Requirements of Auction Markets...................................................................415.6.2Recommendations for Auction Markets........................................................................................42 5.7F ISH H ANDLING , S TORAGE AND D ESPATCH C ENTRES ( THAT ARE NOT PART OF A MARKET )  ....................... 49  5.7.1Summary of Legal Requirements...................................................................................................495.7.2Recommendations for Fish Handling, Storage and Despatch Centres (that are not part of a market).......................................................................................................................................49 5.8I CE P RODUCTION , S TORAGE AND H ANDLING .............................................................................................. 50 5.8.1Legal Requirements of Ice Production, Storage and Handling.....................................................505.8.2Recommendations for Ice Production, Storage and Handling......................................................50 5.9F ISH T RANSPORT  ........................................................................................................................................ 51 5.9.1Legal Requirements of Fish Transport..........................................................................................515.9.2Recommendations for Fish Transport...........................................................................................52 6PRACTICES......................................................................................................55 6.1P HYSICAL H ANDLING OF P RODUCT .............................................................................................................55 6.1.1Legal Requirements of Physical Handling of Product..................................................................556.1.2Recommendations for the Physical Handling of Product..............................................................55 6.2P ROTECTION OF P RODUCT FROM C ONTAMINATION ..................................................................................... 56 6.2.1Legal Requirements for the Protection of Product from Contamination......................................56 6.2.2Recommendations for Hygienic Handling and Use of Facilities..................................................57 6.2.3Recommendations on Cleaning and Disinfection..........................................................................57 6.2.4Recommendations on Personal Hygiene.......................................................................................596.2.5Pest Control...................................................................................................................................61 6.3T EMPERATURE C ONTROL AND M ONITORING .............................................................................................. 62 6.3.1Legal Requirements for Temperature Control and Monitoring....................................................626.3.2Recommendations for Temperature Control and Monitoring.......................................................62 6.4M ONITORING OF P RODUCT Q UALITY AND S AFETY ...................................................................................... 63 6.4.1Legal Requirements to Monitor Product Quality and Safety........................................................636.4.2Recommendations for Product Quality and Safety Checks...........................................................63 6.5M AINTENANCE OF P LANT AND E QUIPMENT  ................................................................................................ 64 6.5.1Legal Requirements for Maintenance of Plant and Equipment.....................................................646.5.2Recommendations for Maintenance of Structures and Equipment................................................64 6.6M EETING M ARKET R  EQUIREMENTS ............................................................................................................ 65 6.6.1Supply to the Market......................................................................................................................656.6.2Product Specifications...................................................................................................................66 6.6.3Sales Transparency.......................................................................................................................69  Appendices IList of Participating BodiesIIList of Seafish Guidelines for the Fish IndustryIIISize Grading by Reference to Equivalent LengthIVCleaning Schedule ExampleVEC Freshness GradingVIFish Names prescribed by LawVIIFurther Sources of Reference
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