Regulation Name

Codex Standard for canned tuna and Bonito: CXS 70-1981 (Amended in 2018)

Notification date 1981
Enforcement date 1981

Summary by TTIA


        Codex Alimentarius International Food Standards for Canned Tuna and Bonito Codex Stan 70-1981 Adopted in 1981. Revision: 1995. Amendments: 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018.

Summary This standard applies to canned tuna and bonito. It does not apply to speciality products where the fish content constitutes less than 50% m/m of the contents. Canned Tuna and Bonito are the products consisting of the flesh of any of the appropriate species listed below, packed in hermetically sealed containers.

  • Thunnus alalonga
  • Euthynnus affinis
  • Thunnus albacares
  • Euthynnus alleteratus
  • Thunnus atlanticus
  • Euthynnus lineatus
  • Thunnus obesus
  • Katsuwonus pelamis (syn. Euthynnus pelamis)
  • Thunnus maccoyii
  • Sarda chilensis
  • Thunnus thynnus
  • Sarda orientalis
  • Thunnus tonggol

         The details are as follows. 1. Scope 2. Description 3. Essential composition and quality factors 4. Food additives 5. Hygiene 6. Labelling 7. Sampling examination and analyses 8. Definition of defectives and 9. Lot acceptance