The UK Food Standards Agency has launched a free web tool designed to help producers of smoked fish ensure that their products are safe for consumers by reducing the risk of Listeria contamination.
The tool can assess production processes for their effectiveness in controlling Listeria by asking a series of questions to determine whether current best practice is being followed, or whether changes can be recommended. The assessment can be done anonymously, but the Agency is encouraging businesses to register so that they can be assessed annually and measure their progress.
Agency Director Geoff Ogle said, “The production of safe food is critical in protecting consumers. The ‘Safe Smoked Fish Tool’ is a focused way for smoked fish producers to ensure that they are following best practice methods, with free advice and information on how to produce safe food.”
The tool can be accessed on the Agency website here.