Inspection and Control of Mediterranean Fishery Products and Live Bivalve Mollusks

Domenico Meloni
Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy

Series: Fish, Fishing and Fisheries
BISAC: SCI039000

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The fishery products and bivalve mollusks sector is certainly one of the most complex in term of sanitary and commercial topics, considering the high number of species that require a precise identification. For all these reasons, the knowledge and the skills in this field remain prerogative of a few experts on the subject and operators who, in time and for various reasons, have acquired specific knowledge and skills. On the other hand, the evolution of community legislation, and especially the growing worldwide interest for fishery products and bivalve mollusks, requires a common system of traceability and labeling aimed at increasing the transparency in commercial transactions, facilitating the identification of the fish and mollusks species and increasing consumer confidence. In this perspective, the proposed publication stands as an easy reference tool intended for all the stakeholders involved in the Mediterranean seafood chain, and in which some essential elements of the community rules relating to inspection and control of fishery products and bivalve mollusks are revealed. The presence of illustrations will represent a quick and easy way to acquire the essential information to identify the main Mediterranean fishery products and bivalve mollusks of commercial interest. (Imprint: Novinka)

Preface

Part I: Introduction

EU Legislation on Inspection and Control of Fishery Products and Live Bivalve Mollusks

Part II: Inspection and Control of Fishery Products

Introduction

Chapter 1. Systematic and Identification of Mediterranean Fishery Products of Commercial Interest

Chapter 2. Organoleptic Examinations

Chapter 3. Freshness Indicators

Chapter 4. Histamine, Residues and Contaminants

Chapter 5. Microbiological Checks

Chapter 6. Poisonous Fishery Products

Chapter 7. Visual Inspections to Verify Compliance with Community Legislation on Parasites

Chapter 8. Labeling and Traceability of Fishery Products

Part III: Inspection and Control of Live Bivalve Mollusks

Introduction

Chapter 9. Systematic and Identification of the Live Bivalve Molluscs of the Mediterranean

Chapter 10. Classification of Production and Relaying Areas

Chapter 11. Monitoring of Classified Relaying and Production Areas

Chapter 12. Labeling and Traceability of Live Bivalve Mollusks

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About the Author

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1. Education: students of scientific faculties (Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Biology)
2. Research: researchers in the field of inspection and control of fishery products and bivalve mollusks
3. Official control: EU Official Inspectors
4. Marketing: wholesalers and retailers of the fishery products and bivalve mollusks supply chain
5. Consumption: final consumers

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