FDA is responsible for ensuring that the nation’s seafood supply, both domestic and imported, is safe, sanitary, wholesome, and honestly labeled. This page provides access to content about seafood, including fish and shellfish, from across the Food section of  Grouped according to target audiences, these links include access to up-to-date consumer information and advice, guidance documents, regulation, and science and research content.



New Seafood HACCP Guidance to Explain Certain Exemptions from FSMA

FDA released new guidance to help industry identify exemptions and understand seafood regulations in connection with some of the new FSMA requirements. The overarching goal of many of the new FSMA requirements is to reduce the number of foodborne illnesses attributed to the preventable contamination of FDA-regulated food products.

Guidance for Industry: Seafood HACCP and the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

Scientists and Researchers

Science and Research Resources on SeafoodThis section provides information about research, methods, data, and other scientific content.


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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Office of Food Safety Division of Seafood Safety


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College Park, MD 20740