Quality Check
All seafood quality Check

Seafood is a perishable food. The moment it is harvested its quality is at its highest. Producers are aware of this and take measures to maintain this quality, either through storing the seafood on ice, freezing it, or keeping it alive.

The Australian Seafood Quality Index (AQI) manual is an accurate method for measuring changes in chilled seafood through the whole chain, from the point of harvest through transport, auction, distribution and sale. It was developed by Sydney Fish Market (SFM) based on work from within Australia and overseas.

It provides highly reliable way to assess seafood quality. The Quality Checklist provided below provides a simplified overview that will help seafood consumers choose their seafood.

Sea urchin quality

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Scallop quality

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Prawn quality

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Mollusc oysters and other bivalves quality

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freezing2 How to store seafood

How to store seafood

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Twice-as-nice-on-a-bed-of-ice3 Seven tips for better seafood handling

Seven tips for better seafood handling

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How to thaw seafood

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Killing seafood

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