Chemicals used in processing seafood to help retain moisture and improve appearance. Also called dips. Any additives used must be listed on product labels. Excessive use of some additives may cause toughening of seafood products or produce off-odors during cooking.
Finfish or shellfish raised in fresh or saltwater pens or ponds or on growing surfaces such as ropes or posts. “Farmed” seafood is grown in highly controlled conditions where water and feed quality can be closely monitored to ensure peak production and quality.