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Region:    UK and Ireland

Seafish Quality Processor Audits UK

Private client - Project Dates:
January 2007 - December 2009

Description of Project:
These awards recognise the highest standards in seafood production and wholesaling, and are audited by an independent assessor.

The Seafish Quality Processor Award is designed to:

  • Raise standards in the seafood processing sector.

  • Assist merchants and processors to meet consumer requirements.

  • Increase customer confidence in their seafood suppliers.

  • Increase sales of fish and shellfish.
    There are two levels, higher and entry, to allow as many companies as possible to participate in the scheme.

  • Services Provided:
    A Poseidon auditor checks the following elements:

  • Premises: Design, condition and cleanliness.
  • Machinery and equipment: condition and cleanliness

  • Working practices: intake, processing, packaging, storage and dispatch, including product handling and temperature control

  • Hygiene standards: staff, vehicles, premises, machinery and equipment

  • Management controls: hazard analysis, temperature monitoring, pest control, cleaning schedules, staff training

  • To date audits have been carried with Simson's Fisheries in Coulsdon, SE England