Thailand Aquatic Animal Manufaturing

Updated: 2018-05-17 09:38

Thailand Aquatic Animal Manufaturing was inspect, regurate and certificate by The Fish Inspection and Quality Control Division before exportation

             The Fish Inspection and Quality Control Division (FIQD) was established in October 1992. Previously, the office was a sub-Division under the Fishery Technological Development Division since its founding in 1956. With the rapid expansion of seafood export of the country resulting in significantly increased requirements for inspection and certification, the institute was the promoted to become one of the the most important Divisions under the Department of Fisheries (DOF) to provide adequate services to private sector.

             The Division has gained trust from government inspection bodies of major importing countries such as Australia, Japan, Canada, European Union (EU) etc. for its active enforcement in controlling the performance the industry. Goods accompanied with a certificate issued by the Department will be given a privilege to enter the countries without detaining for further full examination.

             On May 19, 1994 the DOF was officially recognized by the EU as the "Competent Authority" for Thailand. Fishery products produced by processors not approved by the DOF and / or unaccompanied with certificates issued by the competent authority are not allowed to enter and circulate in the EU member States. On April 9,1997 the Mutual Recognition Agreement on the Equivalence of Fish and Fishery Products Inspection and Control Systems between was signed between Thailand and Canada. FIQD and the Canadian Fish Inspection Directorate of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are designated authorities to accomplish the objectives of facilitating fishery trade between the two countries.

             FIQD not only focuses on certification and inspection of final products but also places and emphasis on introducing various recommended fish quality control programs to be implemented by the industry, for instance,Hazard Analysis Control Critical Point (HACCP), Quality Management Program (QMP), ISO 9000 etc. Transfer of knowledge and information is regularly provided for both private sector and government agencies concerns through seminars, workshops and training. Specific programs such as shellfish and shrimp monitoring programs have been established to ensure the provision of safe and wholesome seafood to consumer. Research on improving of product quality,processing techniques and Analytical methods are given priority for the benefit of the industry.