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#1 afend

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 02:55 PM

Hi,

 

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. 

Products:

  • Shrimp
  • Cod
  • Salmon
  • Tilapia
  • Steelhead Trout 

Any advice is very appreciated!



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Posted 28 August 2017 - 03:40 PM

FSIS has some recommended specs here, but no routine testing suggested for raw items. https://www.fsis.usd...pdf?MOD=AJPERES

 

I would focus on environmental controls and let your supplier requests help dictate your limits. Someone in seafood could jump in and provide additional info.


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 04:51 PM

I know for most shrimp products most would like to know if "contains sulfites"



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Posted 29 August 2017 - 03:05 AM

Hi,

 

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. 

Products:

  • Shrimp
  • Cod
  • Salmon
  • Tilapia
  • Steelhead Trout 

Any advice is very appreciated!

 

Hi afendrick,

 

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 -

 

APC

Coliform

E.coli (generic)

S.aureus COP,

Salmonella,

V.cholerae,

V.parahaemolyticus

L.monocytogenes

Parasites

 

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.


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C





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