Last updated on 21 May 2013
Fishery products and live bivalve molluscs approval
Premises that handle or process fishery products and live bivalve molluscs must be approved under European Union Regulation 853/2004. Lists of approved premises are available.
In Regulation 853/2004 fishery products are defined as:
- all seawater or freshwater animals (except for live bivalve molluscs, live echinoderms, live tunicates and live marine gastropods, and all mammals, reptiles and frogs) whether wild or farmed and including all edible forms, parts and products of such animals.
In Regulation 853/2004 bivalve molluscs are defined as:
- filter feeding lamellibranch molluscs
However, in addition to bivalve molluscs the regulations apply the same conditions to tunicates, echinoderms and marine gastropods, setting criteria for production areas, harvesting, transportation, relaying and purification.
Approved premises lists
Lists of approved premises are available at the links below.
If the content needs updating or you have an enquiry about the list please contact:
Food Standards Agency England
tel: 020 7276 8449
Food Standards Agency Scotland
tel: 01224 285187
Food Standards Agency Wales
tel: 029 20678960
Food Standards Agency Northern Ireland
tel: 028 90 417761