Seafood food safety accreditation
Food safety programs aim to lower the incidence of food-borne illness in the primary industry sectors.
Who should apply
A holder of an aquaculture or fisheries license authorising the farming or taking of shellfish (bivalve molluscs) for human consumption must be accredited under the food safety scheme for seafood.
Bivalve molluscs include oysters, mussels, scallops, cockles and pipis.
How to apply
1. Application form
Download the application form for seafood safety accreditation – complete, sign and date it.
Lodge the signed application with Department of Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA), along with the specified fees and any supporting documents indicated in your application.
Fees and lodgement address are contained in the application form.
To obtain accreditation, producers must have an approved food safety arrangement. They must:
- only source product from government-classified and monitored waters
- have an approved food safety program
- have the food safety program audited by an approved auditor at the specified frequency
- comply with the relevant sections of the Food Standards Code, including the seafood standard – 4.2.1.
Information about government-classified and monitored waters is available on the PIRSA website.
PIRSA will provide a template and support if you do not have a Food Safety Program.
Application fee: $477
Annual fee: $204, plus activity-based fees
Contact the Food Safety unit in PIRSA on 8207 7934 for details.
Accreditation is ongoing with payment of the annual fee.
PIRSA's food safety program
GPO Box 1671
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 8207 7934