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Premises that handle or process fishery products and live bivalve molluscs must be approved under European Union Regulation 853/2004.
Fishery products are defined as all seawater or freshwater animals whether they are wild or farmed. This includes all edible forms, parts and products of these animals.
Seawater and freshwater animals that are not fishery products are
- live bivalve molluscs
- live echinoderms
- live tunicates
- live marine gastropods all mammals
Bivalve molluscs are defined asfilter feeding lamellibranch molluscs.
The regulations apply the same conditions to
- marine gastropods
- setting criteria for production
- transportation and dispatch.
Food industry guides
For more information, you can read our Food Industry Guide to Good Hygiene Practice: Whitefish Processors which it supplied by The Stationary Office.