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FDA is responsible for ensuring that the nation's seafood supply, both domestic and imported, is safe, sanitary, wholesome, and honestly labeled. This page provides access to content about seafood, including fish and shellfish, from across the Food section of FDA.gov. Grouped according to target audiences, these links include access to up-to-date consumer information and advice, guidance documents, regulation, and science and research content.


What's New

Guidance for Industry

Publication of updated sections of the Fish and Fishery Products-Hazards and Controls Guidance.

Science and Research Resources on Seafood

Scientists and Researchers

This section provides information about research, methods, data, and other scientific content.

Public Health Officials and Healthcare Providers

How to Report Seafood-Related Toxin and Scombrotoxin Fish Poisoning Illnesses

To help the FDA effectively investigate, remove unsafe seafood products from the market, and develop new prevention strategies, the FDA relies on illness reporting from public health officials and healthcare providers. While most foodborne outbreaks are tracked through the FDA’s Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation (CORE) network, seafood-related illnesses caused by natural toxins have a unique reporting mechanism. This web page provides information on commonly occurring seafood-related illnesses and how to report them to the FDA.  To report an illness from raw bivalve molluscan shellfish, email the FDA at [email protected].

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