The Primary Production and Processing Standard for Seafood (Standard 4.2.1) is part of a series of national food safety standards.
PPP Standards (which only apply in Australia) aim to strengthen food safety and traceability throughout the food supply chain from paddock to plate.
Standard 4.2.1 took effect in May 2006. Under this standard, a seafood business must identify potential seafood safety hazards and implement controls that are consistent with the risk.
To help interested parties interpret the standard, FSANZ developed a comprehensive guide called Safe Seafood Australia now in its second edition.
The guide is intended primarily for government agencies responsible for enforcing the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. The examples and explanations may also help seafood businesses interpret the Standard. However, businesses wanting guidance on how to comply with the Standard should also contact their state or territory enforcement agency .