Seafood Safety and Technology
Resources - NY Seafood

Federal Government Agencies

Agency

Title

Description

Topic

Food and Drug Administration

Electronic Code of
Federal Regulations (eCFR)

Electronic version of the FDA’s regulations. Food/Seafood specific regulations can be found in Title 21.

Regulation

Center for Food Safety and
Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

This center has federal responsibility for food safety and security. Their site includes specific information on HACCP regulations, guidance for fish and fishery products hazards and controls, inspection, compliance, imports, exports and federal and state programs.

Regulation, Safety

Popular Topics: Seafood

This page contains links to content about seafood, including fish and shellfish, from across the Food section of FDA.gov. There are links for recalls, news, consumer information, guidance documents, other industry information, and science and research projects.

Education, Regulation, Safety, Research

United States Department of Agriculture

Food and Nutrition
Information Center (FNIC)

A leader in food and human nutrition information dissemination since 1971 - provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.

Education

Food Safety Research
Information Office (FSRIC)

FSRIC collects, organizes and disseminates food safety research information which features the Research Projects Database showcasing research activities funded by U.S. and International government agencies and other non-governmental organizations.

Research, Safety

Food Safety Research
Projects Database

The food safety Research Projects Database provides users with information on research projects from both U.S. and international government and non-government organizations.

Research, Safety

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

National Marine
Fisheries Service (NMFS)

Includes information on the NOAA Fisheries Service is dedicated to the stewardship of living marine resources through science-based conservation and management, and the promotion of healthy ecosystems.

Education, Research

The Office of
Science and Technology

The office advocates and ensures the sound scientific basis for NOAA Fisheries science programs and resource conservation and management decisions.

Research

FishWatch

FishWatch provides easy-to-understand science-based facts to help consumers make smart sustainable seafood choices.

Education

Seafood Inspection
Service (SIS)

The NOAA Seafood Inspection Program offers a variety of professional inspection services on a fee-for-service basis which assure compliance with all applicable food regulations. The Program offers sanitation inspection as well as system and process auditing in facilities, on vessels, or other processing establishments in order to be designated as a participating establishment.

Regulation, Safety

United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

FoodSafety.gov

This Web site contains a wealth of information on food safety. You can find the latest food recalls, proper handling techniques, information on reporting food problems and the latest health concerns for all foods including seafood.

Education, Safety





New York Government Agencies

Agency

Title

Description

 

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)

Official Web site

NYS DEC is responsible for conserving, improving, and protecting New York's natural resources and environment. On their website you can find a wealth of information of fishing, shellfishing, licenses/permits and much more.

Education, Safety

Division of
Marine Resources (DMR)

DEC BMR is responsible for the management of living marine resources and their habitats within the Marine and Coastal District of New York State. The program focuses on three major areas, which represent finfish and crustaceans, shellfish, and marine habitat protection.

Research, Education, Management

NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets (AgM)

Official Web site

Works towards fostering a competitive food and agriculture industry that benefits producers and consumers alike.

Regulation

Division of Food Safety
and Inspection (FSI)

The Division of Food Safety and Inspection is the Department’s largest Division. The Division is responsible for enforcing, licensing and sampling for food handling establishments across the State.

Regulation, Safety

NYS Department of Health (DEH)

Official Web site

NYSDEH conducts a variety of activities related to public health in collaboration with county and city health departments across New York including inspection of restaurants and food service establishments.

Education

NYS Sportfish & Game
Health Advisories

The NYS Department of Health has produced annual sportfish consumption advisories for over 20 years. These advisories help anglers manage risks associated with contaminants in specific waters or fish caught by anglers in NY State.

Education, Safety





Academic and Professional Organizations

Organization

Title

Description

 

Cornell University

Department of
Food Science

Describes the large interdisciplinary team of scientists at Cornell who are working together to improve the wholesomeness and availability of food for the world's population.

Education, Research

Northeast Center for
Food Entrepreneurship

A center devoted to providing comprehensive assistance to beginning and established food entrepreneurs, thus promoting sustainable economic development of rural communities.

Education

Oregon State University

Seafood Network
Information Center

A portal to Internet resources addressing seafood safety and quality information needs of seafood processors, inspectors, researchers, importers, and food educators.

Education

University Co-operative Program

Seafood Health Facts

The Seafood Health Facts Website is designed to be a comprehensive resource on seafood products for healthcare providers and practitioners and their patients. It is also intended to be a resource for consumers to obtain objective information on seafood products.

Education

The Safina Center

Sustainable
Seafood Program

The Safina Center's Sustainable Seafood Program helps consumers, chefs, retailers and the medical community discover the connection between human health, a healthy ocean, fishing and seafood. They provide a seafood guide that can help buyers make sustainable choices when buying wild caught seafood.

Education, Sustainability

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Seafood Watch

Seafood Watch is a leader in providing sustainability information and provides recommendations to show you which seafood items are "Best Choices" or "Good Alternatives," and which ones you should "Avoid."

Education, Sustainability





Training and Certification Resources

Organization

Title

Description

 

Marine Stewardship Council

Certified Sustainable Seafood

Sets standards for marine fisheries to be certified sustainable and attain a license to display the MSC logal on fishery products.

Sustainability

Aquaculture Stewardship Council

Aquaculture Sustainability
Certification

The ASC's mission is to transform aquaculture towards environmental sustainability and social responsibility using efficient market mechanisms that create value across the chain. Has developed a certificate of sustainability for aquacultured seafood products.

Sustainability

Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA)

Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)

BAP certification defines the most important elements of responsible aquaculture and provides quantitative guidelines by which to evaluate adherence to those practices for processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills.

Sustainability

Cornell University

Seafood Hazard Analysis and
Critical Control Points (HACCP)

The Seafood HACCP Alliance Internet training course was developed to provide an alternative way for individuals from the seafood industry and regulatory community to get training on the application of HACCP principles to seafood products when they need it.

Safety, Education

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

This course is designed to review the requirements of Part 110 – Current Good Manufacturing Practices in the Manufacturing, Packing, or Holding of Human Food - in Title 21 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations. This regulation specifically applies to all food products regulated by FDA including seafood.

Safety, Education

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