Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) partnered with the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) and the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) to host a series of seminars in Sligo, Dublin and Cork today. The seminars aimed to inform those in the seafood industry about the labelling of seafood and the new requirements under the EU No. 1169/2011 legislation, and regulation (EU) 1379/2013.
The seminar will also address the common organisation of the markets in Fishery and Aquaculture products due to be in place by the 13th December this year.
Donal Buckley, BIM’s Director of Business Development and Innovation said: “Due to the nature of our wild and open fisheries resource, labelling has been a source of confusion for customers. Traceability and provenance is more important than ever and the seminar is designed to inform how best to work within the current and new legislation to ensure your product label is communicating the right information to your customers, both in terms of provenance and nutrition.”
The new food legislation will bring in the following new requirements: mandatory nutritional labelling, allergen labelling, category of fishing gear, requirement to state if product has been previously frozen and defrosted prior to sale and date of freezing.
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