Food control plans (FCPs) for seafood

Depending on their business activities, fish processors that are exempt from operating under a risk management programme (RMP) must operate under an FCP.

Who has a a food control plan (FCP)

If you only operate as a fish retailer, or a fish retailer and wholesaler, then you can carry out the primary processing of the fish under the Food Act using a template FCP.

To qualify for the exemption, you must not export any fish.

Choosing the right programme

 ExportingNot exporting
  With official assurances Without official assurances Wholesale only Retail and wholesale Retail only
Primary processing only RMP RMP RMP FCP* or
RMP
FCP or
RMP
Primary and secondary processing RMP RMP^ RMP^ FCP* or
RMP^
FCP or
RMP
Secondary processing only RMP

FCP or
RMP

FCP or
RMP

FCP or
RMP
FCP or
RMP

* To operate under an FCP, a primary processor that does not export but sells seafood by retail and wholesale must do so from the same premises.

^ You can choose to do secondary processing activities under an FCP.

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