Safety for Seafood and Fish Products

Seafood and Fish Products

Delivering real business benefits across key segments

Delivering real business benefits across key segments

What is seafood quality assurance?

Seafood quality assurance addresses the issues of managing safety, quality and logistics throughout the entire supply chain. Auditing, testing and inspection of the product at each stage verifies that it satisfies a wide range of national and international food safety and regulatory requirements. Seafood quality assurance involves testing of fish products and seafood, auditing the production process and reviewing labels, among other activities.

Why is testing seafood and fish products important?

Carrying our quality assurance for seafood and fish products is important for several reasons:

  • Comply with national and international quality requirements
  • Avoid fines and costly product recalls
  • Improve consumer trust in your brand
  • Avoid seafood fraud where cheaper or more readily available seafood and fish products are mislabelled as more desirable alternatives
  • Demonstrate traceability throughout the supply chain

TÜV SÜD offers comprehensive seafood quality assurance services

TÜV SÜD offers internationally recognised testing services for seafood and fish products. Our global reach and state of-the-art laboratories help you to rapidly achieve traceability and quality assurance across your entire seafood supply chain. Our specialist knowledge of seafood regulations and testing expertise means that we ensure your products comply with international and national requirements, including Chinese, Japanese, US FDA and EU standards.

TÜV SÜD’s services for seafood and fish products

We offer comprehensive seafood quality assurance testing to ensure your fish products are fully compliant with all relevant legislation. Our services include:

  • Testing
    • Microbiological analysis
    • Chemical analysis of antibiotics, contaminants and nutritional analysis
    • DNA analysis for fish species identification
  • Sampling & Inspection
    • During production inspection (DUPRO)
    • Final random inspection / pre-shipment inspections
    • Loading supervision
  • Auditing & Certification
  • Hygiene Audits
  • Label Review and Regulatory Support
    • Our experts have in-depth understanding of country-specific import and export regulatory requirements to help customers expedite access to global markets.  
  • What are the indicators of seafood to ensure quality control?

    Seafood quality control indicators revolve around:

    • The freshness of the raw material
    • Hygiene
    • Processing temperature exposure
    • Fat stability
    • Purity
    • Safety
    • Traceability

    We provide seafood testing services and seafood laboratory services that gauge the quality of seafood across all the above parameters and help you ensure quality control.


  • Is seafood regulated by FDA?

    FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ensures that the country’s seafood supply (domestic and imported) is safe, honestly labeled, sanitary and wholesome.

  • What is seafood HACCP?

    Seafood HACCP covers an extensive range of factors that include the below subparts:

    • General provisions
    • Current good manufacturing practices
    • Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls
    • Modified Requirements
    • Withdrawal of a Qualified Facility Exemption
    • Requirements Applying to Records That Must Be Established and Maintained
    • Supply-Chain Program



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