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FDA HACCP Resources

graphic from 2011 FDA seafood safety guidance document


The FDA's Fish and Fishery Products Hazards and Controls Guidance - Fourth Edition website provides resources to help processors of fish and fishery products to understand the hazards associated with seafood and develop their Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plans.

HACCP also applies to aquacultured or "farmed" seafood products, such as oysters and finfish. The FDA's Aquacultured Seafood website provides a general overview, including consumer information, FDA guidance documents, and education and outreach.

Included in the FDA guidance document are six educational videos about identifying and controlling seafood hazards:

For more information about FDA HACCP regulations and how they appply to the Maryland seafood processing industry, please contact:



Maryland Sea Grant Extension Personnel

Seafood Technology Specialist