Seafood Safety – Safefish

About SafeFish

SafeFish, provides technical advice to support Australia’s seafood trade and market access negotiations and helps to resolve barriers to trade.  It does this by bringing together experts in food safety and hygiene to work with the industry and regulators to agree and prioritise technical issues impacting on free and fair market access for Australian seafood. For more information please visit the SafeFish website


Australian Seafood, It’s Safe

Australia’s comprehensive multi-tiered food safety system has enabled us to gain a well deserved reputation for producing safe food.  It is something we are proud of and work hard to maintain.

The STAG has produced a series of videos to promote our excellent Seafood Safety systems and to educate the Asian supply chain about the measures we have in place to ensure that our seafood is as safe as possible when it leaves Australian shores. These videos are available in Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese, as well as English. Please contact us to request a copy of the video file, it is a useful tool for training and to pass on to your customers and consumers in Asia.

The Seafood Seafood Safety videos are a resource for Australian seafood exporters, funded by the Abalone Council Australia Ltd, Southern Rocklobster Ltd, the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation and the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, through the Package Assisting Small Exporters. ​

SafeFish Resources

SafeFish has participated in a number of different projects aimed to assess health risks associated with seafood consumption. These reports include Food Safety Fact Sheets, Journal Articles, Manuals and Technical Guidelines and Technical Reports on the SafeFish website here.


Seafood Safety Factsheets

This SafeFish resource contains a collection of informative fact sheets for a number of food safety hazards that may affect seafood in Australia. These sheets include a short summary on the hazard, its prevalence of outbreaks in Australia, the dose
required to cause illness, the symptoms associated with illness, inactivation and prevention strategies, detection methods and the Australian regulatory requirements for these hazards. The report is available in English for download here.

For further information:

Alison Turnbull – Program Manager,

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