Prospects for Australian emerging industries
Emerging industries play an important role in the Australian agricultural landscape, contributing to the national economy and helping meet changing global demand. This prospectus is...
Published: 3 Nov 2017
Author(s): Winberg, Dr Pia
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Although seaweed has been traditionally consumed around the world for thousands of years, it is a relatively new addition to the modern western cuisine, and is lacking in well informed or established regulatory frameworks for nutritional claims and food safety.
The objective of the report is to deliver baseline information towards best practice standards and to guide the emerging industry on nutritional and food safety issues that will arise as the industry grows.
In addition it is useful as a reference for regulatory bodies who need to understand the legacy, benefits and risks of seaweed as a new food crop in Australia, when considering applications for novel or non-traditional food approvals.