Seafood Safety

For Consumers

Download free Seafood 101 Guide (PDF)

Download Brochure for Consumers of Molluscan Shellfish (PDF)

Download Enjoying Safe Shellfish Brochure (PDF)

Download free Seafood Buying Guide (PDF)

For Industry

About the program

The program includes:

  • specific sanitation measures that must be undertaken and monitored regularly
  • the HACCP plan that identifies and contols potential food safety hazards related to species and processing methods

Where does Sea Grant Extension fit in?

We offer HACCP training courses for industry members so that they can meet the training requirement of the FDA regulation. Courses are offered 2-3 times per year, in conjunction with the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Aquaculture, the University of Rhode Island food safety specialist, and the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension Program. Connecticut Sea Grant Extension has participated in training more than 500 members of the seafood industry from all over the Northeast.

HACCP training options

  • Segment Two HACCP Course
    February 9, 2017 (snow date Feb 10)
    Groton, CT
    Contact:Nancy Balcom or call 860-405-9107
  • Basic Seafood HACCP Training Course
    May 23-25, 2017
    Narragansett, RI
    Contact Lori Pivarnik: or call 401-874-2972
  • Basic Seafood HACCP Course
    September 12-14, 2017
    Groton, CT
    Contact: Nancy Balcom or call 860-405-9107