Consultation on the Food Directorate's Draft Guidance Document on Ready-to-Eat Smoked Fish and Multi-Ingredient Products Containing Smoked Fish

Background

The purpose of this consultation is to solicit feedback on guidance proposed by the Food Directorate's Bureau of Microbial Hazards to reduce the potential microbiological risks associated with ready-to-eat smoked fish and multi-ingredient products containing smoked fish. These risks are due to the potential contamination and/or growth of certain foodborne pathogens of concern, i.e., Clostridium botulinum and Listeria monocytogenes. This document also provides guidance on inactivation methods for parasites that may contaminate the fish tissue.

Consultation document

To obtain an electronic copy of the draft Guidance Document on Ready-to-Eat Smoked Fish and Multi-Ingredient Products Containing Smoked Fish, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to publications@hc-sc.gc.ca with the subject heading "HPFB BMH Guidance Ready-to-Eat Smoked Fish".

How to get involved

This consultation is open for comment starting April 4, 2017 until June 2, 2017 (60 days). Comments on this proposal may be submitted in writing by regular mail or electronically at the address indicated below. If you are submitting your comments electronically, please use the phrase "Ready-to-Eat Smoked Fish" in the subject box of your e-mail to ensure that your comments will be captured.

Comments must be received by June 2, 2017.

Contact information

To submit comments related to this proposal, please contact the Food Directorate's Bureau of Microbial Hazards:

Bureau of Microbial Hazards
Evaluation Division
100 Metcalfe Street, Suite 200, A.L. 4102A
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0K9
E-mail: bmh_bdm@hc-sc.gc.ca

Reporting to Canadians

The results of this consultation will be made available. For more information, please contact the Bureau of Microbial Hazards at bmh_bdm@hc-sc.gc.ca, using the words "Ready-to-Eat Smoked Fish" in the subject line of your e-mail.

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