Foods and Associated Industries - Regulated Food and Food Products
NRCS protects the health and safety of consumers by ensuring compliance to food safety regulations (compulsory specifications) of fish and fishery products (mainly frozen fish, crustaceans and molluscs) and canned meat. Spoilage or contamination of these products poses a serious threat to human health.
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Foods and Associated Industries - Regulated Food and Food Products

Regulates:

-Canned Meat and Canned Meat Products

-Canned Fish, Canned Marine Molluscs and Canned Crustaceans

-Frozen Fish and Frozen Marine Molluscs

-Frozen Rock Lobsters

-Frozen Shrimps/Prawns, Langoustines and Crabs

-Smoked Snoek

-Live abalone

Food for human consumption must be safe, wholesome and satisfy certain minimum consumer expectations set out in the various Compulsory Specifications. Compulsory Specifications lay down requirements for inter alia:

• The processing facilities and persons handling and processing particular food products

 •quality and composition

•packaging and labeling

The minimum requirements of the Compulsory Specification for these food products are based on:

•Various pre-requisite requirements for food safety, which are attainable through practicing Good Manufacturing- and Good Hygiene Practices (GMP and GHP) and by applying in addition Food Safety Management Systems based on HACCP (Hazard Analyses of Critical Control Points)

•Standards, Codes and Guidelines set by Codex Alimentarius

•National Requirements

The Compulsory Specifications can be downloaded at Compulsory Specifications

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