Labeling – EU pocket guide

European Commission has published a pocket guide to the EU’s new fish and aquaculture product labeling regulation (EU 1379/2013) to help to understand the information that is shown in a canned fish or in a frozen fish fillets, for example. This guide explains what information should appear on the labels and what is voluntary to…

Labelfish Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

LABELFISH – the “Atlantic Network on Genetic Control of Fish and Seafood Labelling and Traceability”, was a research Project under Atlantic Area – Transnational Programme, financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It aims was to set up a network of entities with an interest in the development of a common strategy and in…

NGS technology to check the label

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) in collaboration with Identigen has developed a scanning tool based on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology to check that the ingredients indicated in the label correspond with those actually determined in the food. The technology used provides the capacity to detect the presence of undeclared species. In the…

Fighting against fraud in seafood products

SEATRACES consortium is working in the developing of tools for detecting and controling seafood fraud. Some published results of the previous LABELFISH consortium demonstrated the potential of NGS to detect unexpected or undeclared species in seafood products, such as those that could be present in canned tuna or surimi products (Kappel et al., 2017 and…