last updated : 2019/02/23
Code Description Ind. price Ship. weight Ship. vol.
FISH, canned, sardines, veg oil, 150g on request 0,17kg 0,34L Add
FISH, canned, tuna, veg. oil 500g on request 0,53kg 1,06L Add

General information

Fish, in vegetable oil.  Processed and canned.

Specifications vary with national regulations.  Here below, we give our most commonly used specifications.

Refer to HQ when offered specifications differ from our standard specifications.  It will need to be approved by a food specialist.

Importation of food is always subject to acceptance from the national authorities, based on their national specifications; check these before purchasing.

Impact on the local, national, or regional market availability and prices should be carefully looked at before purchasing large quantities.


For all aspects of the product, unless described otherwise here below, the standard of Codex Alimentarius last edition applies, including the packaging.

- Product must be fit for human consumption and be of sound, fair and marketable quality.

- For laboratory test, provide a minimum of 5 tins per batch.


FISH, canned, long preservation


70% maximum.

Content of fish, drain weight

70-75% of net weight.

Content of covering liquid

25-30% of net weight.


No water may be added to this product.

Content of salt

1-2% in fish flesh.


10mg/100g average tested on 9 tin per batch, maximum 20mg/100g

Stability test

No pressure increase, no pH difference more than 0.5, no microbiological growth after 7 days under ISO7218.

-       Shelf live minimum 3 years from manufacturing date.

-       Production date less than 1 year at the date of delivery.

-       One batch can be a maximum of 24h in continuous production.

Analysis of contaminants must state that the canned fish is "fit for human consumption".


Primary packaging

Food grade can of net weight of 150g or 500g hermetically sealed, showing no sign of corrosion at the welded joints or inside, and no deformation.

Can to offer easy opening system, or to be delivered with folded can opener.



Secondary packaging

In export carton boxes of double corrugation of 10kg net.

Cartons to resist without any damage 6m high stacking for 6 months without deterioration, and a minimum of 10 manual handlings.

The sealing of the outer box is with glue, 50mm tape or strapping; capable of resisting a tropical climate (humidity and sunshine) for six months.  Tape overlaps of 10cm minimum.



As per Codex STAN 1

Each can to be marked with a label showing:

-       Name of the product

-       Name of the manufacturer

-       List of ingredients

-       List of nutritional values

-       Lot/Batch identification (can be date of production if day is included)

-       Free from culturally restricted components

-       Net content weight in g

-       Drain content weight in g

-       Date of production printed or stamped on the can

-       Date of minimum durability, declared as "best before" printed or stamped on the can

Each carton box labelled same as above, plus number of pieces par box.


Minimum documentation required for quality assurance from the supplier.

To be established by an official body:

-       Certificate of inspection

-       Health Certificate

-       Weight and Quality Certificate

-       Non-radioactivity Certificate

Other documentation needs to be provided according to the purchase agreement.