We receive seafood IQF (raw) and we ship it out the same way.
I am working on standard micro requirements for the seafood specs we provide suppliers.
I'm using the Fish and Fishery Products (2011) as a guide, but I am confused on what specific micro testing the purchaser would want to ask.
- Steelhead Trout
Any advice is very appreciated!
Some further details would assist, eg -
Destination ? Every Country tends to be different except on zero-tolerant items like salmonella .
Product Presentation, eg Frozen, Chiled, Fresh, whole, meat, B/F, IQF, RTE, non-RTE ??
Typical specs include quantitative figures for one or more of, for example -
and a handful of others.
Note that "Regulatory" specs may differ from "Customer" ones, eg raw (non-RTE) seafood into USA afaik only has one micro.spec - Salmonella absent.
The icmsf2 publication which is numerously posted on this forum offers (inter alia) typical seafood micro.specs based on a large survey of commercial data.
If you are seeking Customer specs, many people get them from the Customer/Importer.