SALTONSTALL KENNEDY GRANT PROGRAM
To Develop Seafood Random Weight UPC....
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GRANT NUMBER:  NA46FD0075           NMFS NUMBER:  91-WO-032

REPORT TITLE:  To Develop Seafood Random Weight UPC Numbering System for Shellfish and Retail Seafood Identity System Manuals

AUTHOR:  National Fisheries Institute, Inc.

PUBLISH DATE:  September 12, 1995

AVAILABLE FROM: National Fisheries Institute, Inc., 1525 Wilson Blvd., Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22209.  PHONE: (703) 524-8880

ABSTRACT

This project updated the Universal Product Code (UPC) Numbering System to include shellfish and to assign codes for shellfish species and market forms.  Using the FDA's Seafood List as a starting point, and with input from industry, government, and the UPC Council, the grantees revised two manuals, Retail Seafood Identity System, a reference for fish species and their various product forms, and Seafood Random Weight UPC Numbering System.  The revisions were necessary to incorporate shellfish names and codes, and to address changes in Federal laws and regulations since the initial publication of the manuals. The updated manuals provide guidance to the seafood industry on labeling shellfish products and provide retailers with UPC designations for random weight shellfish products.

 
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