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Technical Regulations for Export and Import of Fishery Products.

The Technical Regulations are based on WTO-SPS agreement for fishery establishments to operate in food safety activities through the supply chain like that fishing vessels, landing sites, auction markets, hatcheries, aquaculture, feed plants, ice making plants for fishery products and processing establishments according to the international...
Myanmar
2015 (2018)

Directive No. (1/98) on mercury content in fish products.

The Directive sets the maximum residue level (MRL) for mercury in fish products for human consumption at 0.5 mg/kg fresh product. For species listed in the Annex, the MRL may be increased up to 1 mg/kg fresh weight. Tests shall be carried on selected samples and...
Myanmar
1998

Directive No. (2/98) on Minimum hygiene conditions for on board fishing vessels.

The Directive contains two Annexes dealing with the hygienic requirements to comply with when handling and preserving fish products for a period exceeding 24 hours. Storage conditions must prevent any contamination either by fuel, dirt, heat or any other contaminating agent; water used for washing fish...
Myanmar
1998

Directive No. (3/98) on the microbiological criteria for the production of cooked crustaceans and shellfish.

The Directive indicates the microbiological criteria applied to cooked crustaceans and shellfish in order to assess if they are safely edible. ...
Myanmar
1998

Directive No. (4/98) on food additives used in fish and fish products.

The Directive contains an extensive and detailed list of food additives whose use is consented in processing fish food. Definitions are reported in sub-clause 1.3 For some of these substances there is no set maximum residue limit (MRL) but a more generic definition, quantum satis, indicating...
Myanmar
1998

Directive No. (5/98) on Water and ice standard for fish industry.

The present Directive rules for the water and ice used both for human consumption or associated to fish food processing. Annex I lists organo-lectic and chemical parameters, the maximum Admissible Concentration (MAC) for toxic substances and microbiological indexes related to water. ...
Myanmar
1998

Directive No. (7/98) on fixing the total volatile basic nitrogen (TVB-N) and histamine limit values for certain categories of fish products.

The Directive provides the limit values for TVB-N and histamine (mg/100 grams of fish product). ...
Myanmar
1998

Directive No. (8/98) on aquaculture medical drugs used in fish and fish products.

The present Directive provides for the potential treatment of aquaculture products with substances whose use is banned and the evaluation and testing of product samples for those substances and other residues. Anne I lists all the agents and residues and definitions are given in sub-clause 2.1.....
Myanmar
1998

Directive No. (9/98) on Myanmar Department of Fisheries System of Inspection (MDSFI).

The Directives provides for the function and tasks of the Myanmar Department of Fisheries System of Inspection (MDFSI). In the text details are given on the application, documentation, process flow charts, the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) procedures, and the assessment of compliance with the...
Myanmar
1998

National Food Law.

A Myanmar Food and Drug Board of Authority shall be established in order to carry out measures relating to food (Chapters III and IV). The Government department or organization shall be authorized to issue licences for the production of controlled food (Chapter V). The Township Food...
Myanmar
1997

Directive No. (10/96) on sampling.

Procedures for the sampling of processed fish products are detailed in the text. All samples must be compared with the relative standards. If a sample unit or a batch is defective or doesn’t fulfil the prescribed requirements, it must be identified and kept apart from the...
Myanmar
1996

Directive No. (11/96) on packaging requirements.

The packaging of processed fish products must avert any contamination and maintain their integrity. Labelling on the packaging must be done with ink or pigments free from the following substances: antimony, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury and other toxic metals. No contaminating tag or label must...
Myanmar
1996

Directive No. (7/96) on structural requirements for fisheries product establishments.

The Directive provides rules for the fisheries manufacturing facilities in terms of structural requisites in order to ensure safety, hygiene and quality of the ensuing production. Requisites are strict in food-handling areas, whereas all materials used in the building or for the equipment and tools utilized...
Myanmar
1996

Directive No. (8/96) on the operational requirements for fisheries product establishments.

The Directive provides rules for the fisheries manufacturing facilities in terms of operational requisites in order to ensure safety, hygiene and quality of the ensuing production. Premises shall be cleaned and disinfected at the end of the activities everyday as all the equipment and tools used...
Myanmar
1996

Directive No. (9/96) on general product standard.

The Directive provides the guidelines for the additives that could be used in fisheries manufactured products: it lists the maximum residue limit (MRL) for pesticides, antibiotics and other residues in order not to harm or poison the consumers. Even metal contaminant (i.e. mercury) contents must not...
Myanmar
1996
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