Erik Poole

Quality Control Officer, Sydney Fish Markets

As a Quality Assurance Control Officer in the Australian seafood industry specific jobs are varied and may range from conducting daily hygiene audits, checking product temperatures and re-icing product as required, unloading product from suppliers, fishermen and transport companies by forklift and transporting it to the market floor, sorting and grading product on the market floor, working with customers and checking each consignment received for auction against consignor’s documentation.


The Seafood Quality Assurance Control Officer also ensures the company they work for complies with all the relevant food safety, workplace safety and quality systems. They would be trained in how to operate a forklift and would undertake training in first aid.

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Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre

Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre

The seafood industry is the sixth most valuable of Australia's food-based primary industries, with a gross value of production of $2.05 billion in 2006-07.

The Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre is Australia's first entity to stimulate and provide comprehensive seafood-related research and development and industry leadership on a national basis. The work the CRC undertakes involves every aspect from seafood production right through to the seafood consumer.

The Australian Seafood CRC also aims to help the Australian seafood industry to profitably deliver safe, high-quality, nutritious Australian seafood products to premium markets, domestically and overseas using research and development.  The Centre’s ultimate goal is to double the value of the Australian seafood industry to $4 billion by 2017 and to generate a significant number of new jobs in rural and regional areas.

http://www.seafoodcrc.com

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