File Submitter: DavidS
File Submitted: 15 Feb 2011
File Category: Reports
A Code of Practice on the declaration and labelling of fish content in fish products was drawn up by participants from Industry and Enforcement Authorities1. This Code covers the labelling and declaration of fish content with respect to the relevant legislation and describes the extent to which good manufacturing practice (GMP) can influence what is regarded as fish as an ingredient in fish products. It aims to assist in establishing a due diligence defence and to define enforcement procedures. Industry and enforcement officers will use this Code of Practice wherever there is a need to consider the correct declaration of fish content in fish products. This Code contains interim nitrogen factors for fish ingredient (used to determine fish content) which have been obtained by reducing the available data on nitrogen content of fish straight from the sea by amounts thought to accord with the effect of good manufacturing practice (GMP).
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