Fish and Fishery Products

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Codex Committee on Fish and Fishery Products
(Host Government Norway)

The Codex Committee on Fish and Fishery Products (CCFFP) was responsible for elaborating standards for fresh and frozen fish, crustaceans, and molluscs.

Existing Codex Standards

Codex standards on Fish and Fishery Products already adopted into the international food code include:

  • Canned Crab Meat
  • Canned Fish
  • Canned Finfish
  • Canned Tuna and Bonito
  • Canned Salmon
  • Canned Shrimps or Prawns
  • Crabs
  • Dried Shark Fins
  • Fish Portions and Fish Fillets-Breaded or in Batter
  • Flesh and Mixtures of Fish Fillets and Minced Fish Flesh
  • Fresh Fish
  • Frozen Fish
  • Lobsters and Quick Frozen Lobsters
  • Method of Checking Product Temperature of Quick Frozen Foods
  • Minced Fish prepared by Mechanical Separation
  • Molluscan Shellfish
  • Processing and Handling of Quick Frozen Foods
  • Quick Frozen Blocks of Fish Fillets, Minced Fish
  • Quick Frozen Fish Fillets and Quick Frozen Raw Squid
  • Quick Frozen Finfish, Eviscerated or Uneviscerated
  • Quick Frozen Fish Sticks (Fish Fingers)
  • Quick Frozen Shrimp or Prawns
  • Salted Fish
  • Salted Fish and Dried Salted Fish of the Gadidae Family of Fishes
  • Sardines and Sardine-Type Products
  • Sensory Evaluation of Fish and Shellfish in Laboratories
  • Shrimps or Prawns and Quick Frozen Shrimps or Prawns
  • Smoked Fish 

* This is an indicative list only. For a full list of standards approved by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, please consult its Official List of Standards

Next Meeting

The 39th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission agreed to adjourn sine die the Codex Committee on Fish and Fishery Products.

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Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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