Food safety

Food safety issues associated with products from aquaculture

Report of a Joint FAO/NACA/WHO study group


Publication details

Editors: World Health Organization
Publication date: 1999
Languages: English, French



An expert assessment of risks to human health that may arise from the consumption of farmed finfish and crustaceans. Representing the consensus reached by a group of 28 international authorities, the report responds to the urgent need for a complete inventory of all potential risks, an evaluation of their significance and severity, and advice on their reduction or control. The assessment takes on particular significance in view of the growing importance of farmed fish as both a major export commodity and a vital source of protein in low-income food-deficit countries.