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 FDA.gov. 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.
- FDA issues Draft Guidance for Industry on Reconditioning of Fish and Fishery Products by Segregation to the Federal Register for commenting.
Guidance for Industry
- Publication of new Chapters and Sections of The Fish and Fishery Products Hazards and Controls Guidance which includes the updated Regulation 21 CFR Part 123 – Fish and Fishery Products. The following sections of the Guide have been updated as of August 2019:
- Cover Page
- Table of Content
- Guidance for Industry: Fish and Fishery Products Hazards and Controls Guidance
- Chapter 3: Potential Species-Related and Process-Related Hazards
- Chapter 6: Natural Toxins
- Chapter 19: Undeclared Major Food Allergens and Food Intolerance Substances
- Appendix 5: FDA and EPA Safety Levels in Regulations and Guidance
- Appendix 8: Procedures for Safety and Sanitary Processing and Importing of Fish and Fishery Products.
- Appendix 9: Allergen Cleaning and Sanitation
- Appendix 10: Allergen Cross-Contact Prevention
- The FDA developed a training video on marine biotoxin management to provide a better understanding of specific biotoxin concepts in the National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP), as described in the NSSP Guide for the Control of Molluscan Shellfish: 2017 Revision. The video, comprised of three learning modules, is a tool to help the seafood industry and state and federal agencies understand biotoxin sources and geographic distributions, develop or improve marine biotoxin management and control plans, and determine the appropriate laboratory methods for specific applications.
This section provides updates and information about seafood safety for consumers.
This section provides about seafood guidance, regulations imports and exports.
- The Seafood List (Fish Naming)
- Seafood Regulation & Guidance NEW
- Seafood HACCP
- Seafood HACCP Video Series
- Hazards & Controls Guidance NEW
- National Shellfish Sanitation Program
- Interstate Certified Shellfish Shippers List
- Imports & Exports
- FDA DNA Testing
- Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
- Nutrition Information for Seafood - Retail Store Posters
FDA is inviting public comment in a Federal Register notice on a proposed determination that the European Union (EU) food safety control system for raw bivalve molluscan shellfish intended for export into the U.S. is equivalent to the U.S. system because it provides at least the same level of sanitary protection as the U.S. system.
Scientists and Researchers
This section provides information about research, methods, data, and other scientific content.