The Shellfish Partnership
The Shellfish Partnership was formed in 2012 to help the Food Standards Agency (FSA) deliver integrated and cost-effective official food safety controls for molluscan shellfish in the UK. This is required for shellfish-harvesting areas, as described in EC Regulations.
In 2017, the Shellfish Partnership was restructured to cover services delivered on behalf of FSA and Food Standards Scotland (FSS).
Co-ordinated by Cefas, the Shellfish Partnership laboratories have an excellent track record for official control programmes delivery and specific expertise in shellfish safety.
On a day-to-day basis the Partnership laboratories work to common standards under a contract agreed with FSS.
The individual laboratories deliver the following services for the specified locations.
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