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Japan and Norway Collaborate on Seafood Safety

by Ellen Hardy
27 August 2008, at 1:00am

NORWAY - Japanese and Norwegian experts from various research institutions, universities and seafood industry are meeting in Norway, Bergen, between the 25th-28th August to discuss issues related to seafood safety research.

The National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES) is hosting the joint workshop with the National Research Institute of Fisheries Sciences (NRIFS) from Japan.

Throughout the four-day workshop methods for verification of species, product identity and traceability will be addressed. The workshop will also discuss in vivo risk assessment after exposure to toxic substances and environmental contaminants before moving on to quality assessment methods, and finally, levels of toxins in shellfish.

The workshop includes an excursion to the Hardanger Akvasenter, an exhibition facility for Norwegian fish farming, on the 25 August. The scientific programme is to be held at NIFES in Bergen, Norway.

The workshop is funded by the National Research Council of Norway and the Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs.

Ellen Hardy