The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released new specific chapters, appendices and addenda of the Fish and Fishery Products Hazards and Controls Guidance, Fourth Edition. This guidance represents the agency's current thinking on the hazards associated with fish and fishery products and appropriate controls for those hazards.
This guidance is intended to assist processors of fish and fishery products in the development of their Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plans. Processors of fish and fishery products will find information in this guidance that will help them identify hazards that are associated with their products, and help them formulate control strategies.
The new chapters and appendixes include:
Chapter 3: Potential Species-Related and Process-Related Hazards
Chapter 11: Aquaculture Drugs
Appendix 1: Forms
Appendix 2: Sample Product Flow Diagrams
Appendix 3: Critical Control Point Decision Tree
Appendix 5: FDA and EPA Safety Levels in Regulations and Guidance
Appendix 8: Procedures for Safe and Sanitary Processing and Importing of Fish and Fishery Products
Appendix 11: Approved Animal Drugs for Aquaculture Use
Appendix 12: Unapproved Animal Drugs for Aquaculture
Addendum 1: Fish and Fishery Products (21 CFR 123) and Control of Communicable Diseases (21 CFR 1240.60)
Addendum 2: Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)
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