Regulation Name Codex Alimentarius International Food Standards for Canned Tuna and Bonito Codex Stan 70-1981
Notification date 1981
Enforcement date 1981

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

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 alalunga
  • 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 tongoe
  • Sarda sarda

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