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The Handling of Wet Fish During Distribution













Accompanying Notes
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DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY

TORRY RESEARCH STATION

TORRY ADVISORY NOTE No. 3 (Revised)

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Accompanying Notes


The term ‘wet’ fish is used in this Note to refer to fish that have not been frozen, especially chilled fish, in order to avoid use of the loose and ill-defined term ‘fresh’ fish. Read in conjunction with Notes 12, 16, 21 and 50. Emphasises the need to keep wet fish properly chilled from port to shop as close to 0 C as possible. Explains the use and misuse of chillrooms, gives practical advice on the effective use of ice on whole (gutted) fish and fillets, and identifies at which points in the distribution chain rises in temperature of the fish are more likely. Stresses the importance of cleanliness (Note 45).

(FAO in partnership with Support unit for International Fisheries and Aquatic Research, SIFAR, 2001).


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Why fish go bad
Where bacteria come from
The effect of temperature
Keeping fish cool
How to handle the fish
Cleanliness and hygiene


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