Standard 4.2.1 – Primary Processing and Production Standard for Seafood
Standard 4.2.1, Primary Processing and Production Standard for Seafood forms part of the Australian New Zealand Food Standards Code. This Standard sets out food safety and suitability requirements for seafood generally from pre-harvesting production of the seafood up to, but not including manufacturing operations. Chapter 3 of this Code applies to seafood manufacturing and retail sale activities. Under this Standard, a seafood business must identify potential seafood safety hazards and implement controls that are commensurate with the risk. Additionally, this Standard requires primary producers and processors of certain bivalve molluscs to implement a food safety management system. This particular requirement also extends to manufacturing activities relating to bivalve molluscs. For primary producers and processors of bivalve molluscs, the food safety management system incorporates conditions on the areas from which the product may be harvested or harvested for depuration or relaying, along with conditions on the water used for wet storage.