The rapidly changing global trading environment is placing increasing demands on Australia's seafood
industry to demonstrate that their product is safe and that it will not cause illness now or in the future.
Meeting these demands means that seafood businesses need to understand and manage the food
safety risks associated with their products and processes.
Changes to the natural environment, including through increased pollution of the marine environment
has resulted in new and emerging food safety issues that need to be better understood to enable them to
be managed. Development of new products and processs designed to increase shelf life and improve
convenience to the consumers also pose food safety management challenges.
Meeting these needs individually would require significant investment. Tapping into a global network of
experts and undertaking research as part of a national food industry development effort will leverage
investment into these areas.