FRDC is accredited by the Standards Development and Accreditation Committee (SDAC) to develop Australian Standards for the seafood industry. The SDAC accreditation process and annual audit ensures that:
- FRDC has the competency to develop Australian Standards; and
- FRDC uses procedures that give equivalent transparency and openness to Standards Australia's procedures, particularly to the manner in which committees are formed, ensuring balanced representation on committees, and how comments are disposed of and decisions reached; and
- FRDC is able and willing to interact with Standards Australia, necessary in the process leading to the publication of Australian Standards; and
- FRDC has an agreed business arrangement regarding rights, sales and distribution of Australian Standards developed and published under this arrangement.