Fish committee / making headway on work to expand sardine standard with new species
CCFFP35 set out to evaluate if the Standard for Canned Sardines and Sardine-Type Products (CXS 94-1981) can be amended to include the fish species S. lemuru (Bali Sardinella) in the list of Sardinella species. Working by correspondence since 20 September 2021, the work has progressed steadily with nearly 150 delegates signing up to participate on the platform also used for electronic working groups in Codex.
So far the committee has agreed to select three species to be compared with Sardinella lemuru in a sensory evaluation as prescribed in Section II: Elaboration of Codex texts of the Codex Procedural Manual. The evaluation involves the intrinsic sensory attributes of a sample (odours, tastes, appearances, textures) being measured through the analytic sensory perceptions of human assessors under laboratory conditions. ··