Accreditation of a Seafood Producer - Tasmania

Service summary

If you intend to be involved in the primary production of seafood you may require this accreditation. The primary production of seafood includes the following activities undertaken to supply seafood to a food or seafood business:

  • the growing, cultivating, picking, harvesting, collecting or catching of seafood
  • the growing on of seafood
  • the transportation or delivery of seafood
  • the holding of live seafood
  • seafood processing.

Accredited seafood producers will be required to comply with the Seafood Food Safety Scheme as prescribed by regulation. The Scheme requires accredited seafood producers (e.g. those dealing with cockles, clams, mussels, oysters, pipis, scallops or acting as abalone harvesters, farmers, transporters or processors) to:

  • comply with relevant standards
  • hold an accreditation in order to carry on a business involving the production or processing of seafood
  • prepare and implement an approved food safety program which is audited at least once a year.

Please consult the Contact Officer for further information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this accreditation, you must:

  • if required, prepare and implement a food safety program under the Seafood Food Safety Scheme
  • provide any information required by the Agency
  • complete the relevant form
  • if required, allow the Chief Inspector to make any inspections of premises, plant or equipment as deemed necessary
  • pay the required fee.

For further eligibility information please consult the Contact Officer.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$542.50
Variation$387.50If the variation does not involve the approval or variation of a seafood food safety program.
Variation$465.00

If the variation involves the variation of an approved seafood food safety program for the accreditation.

Variation$465.00If the variation involves the approval of a new seafood food safety program for the accreditation that is in addition to, or in substitution for, an existing approved seafood food safety program for the accreditation.
Transfer$465.00
Licence$271.25

Accredited seafood food producer employing fewer than 5 full-time employees.

Licence$542.50

Accredited seafood food producer employing between 5 and 50 full-time employees

Licence$1,162.50

Accredited seafood food producer employing more than 50 full-time employees.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Biosecurity Tasmania
Food Safety Branch

Act(s) name

Primary Produce Safety Act 2011 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Primary Produce Safety (Seafood) Regulations 2014 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries, Food Safety Program
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Biosecurity Tasmania
Food Safety Branch


Mailing address:
PO BOX 46
Kings Meadow, Tasmania 7249

Phone:

1300 368 550

Phone:

03 6777 2174

Fax:

03 6343 2833
Sheree.Stonjek@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Supporting information

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