Title: Regulatory frameworks for seafood authenticity and traceability
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
Publication Year: 2016
JRC N°: JRC103018
ISBN: 9780128015926
9780128016022 (eBook)
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128015926000036
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-801592-6.00003-6
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Chapter 3: Regulatory Frameworks for Seafood Authenticity and Traceability The level of development and enforcement of traceability systems and regulations are critical in addressing seafood mislabelling. Recent advances in genetics and genomics enable the integration of DNA-based testing as a tool to manage the associated health, economic and environmental concerns. The regulatory framework varies widely between regulatory and government bodies of different countries or supra-national entities. This chapter starts with the principles of traceability and authentication in the food chain, before it reviews the existing regulations and challenges in effective government monitoring of the seafood supply chain between the European Community and South Africa as two examples from different jurisdictions. Beside the development of existing regulations and the role of voluntary certification systems also the application of DNA-based technology and the importance of better standardization and support for seafood authenticity and traceability are discussed.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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