FOOD SAFETY

Govt Inspections

Once product arrives in Australia it then has to meet the Australian Food Standards Code and falls under the federal government's inspection regime. This has a tiered approach to product inspection and testing based on risk.

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/goods/food/inspection-compliance/inspection-scheme

Food Safety

Third Party Certification

In 2000 the major global food retailers led the push for an international benchmark on Food Safety certification. This occurred under the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative). Many of the global third party food safety certification schemes are now assessed as meeting the GFSI benchmark standard. Importers now expect seafood product they buy to come from a factory accredited to a GFSI standard and ensure they obtain up to date factory certifications prior to product being shipped, as part of their supplier approval process.

The graphic above outlines the GSSI benchmarked schemes applicable to seafood.