The goal of the global collaboration was to raise the quality of seafood to meet US FDA standards.

ICAR’s Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), in collaboration with the US Institute of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) and the Food and Drug Administration, aims to raise the quality of Indian seafood exports to the standards required by the US FDA. . FDA), USA organized training on Seafood Decomposition. The purpose of the program is to provide regulators and fisheries industry professionals with a basic understanding of sensory analysis, a key tool to ensure the quality and safety of seafood. The main focus of the program is the detection and prevention of adulteration due to seafood spoilage. The ultimate goal is to protect consumers from potential health risks and also to reduce the export of defective shipments.

US FDA India Office Director Sarah McMullen emphasized the need for global cooperation to improve the quality of seafood to meet common standards set by the US FDA. The initiative is part of USFDA’s commitment to promote the positive outlook of the Indian seafood export industry by conducting training sessions for seafood exporters and regulators.

He also emphasized the global importance of such training programs in addressing the complexities and challenges facing the seafood industry. CIFT Director George Ninan emphasized the importance of seafood decomposition sensory analysis as the most reliable and simple method for seafood characterization and analysis by JISFAN and US FDA experts.

The training program is an important milestone for CIFT as it is the first seafood spoilage training to be organized in India in collaboration with USFDA and JISFAN and will strengthen India’s commitment to global seafood quality standards and also increase exports. These sessions are trained by 11 experts from USFDA and JISFAN..

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