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U.S. seafood leaders and suppliers are expressing concern about new governmental guidelines issued Wednesday, 18 January regarding seafood consumption among pregnant women, parents and other consumers.

The new final advice document from the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency is meant to help women who are pregnant or may become pregnant – as well as breastfeeding mothers and parents of young children – decide which fish are healthy to eat. To that end, the...

Rawsalmonpile

A study published last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that a Japanese tapeworm typically found in Western Pacific fish has been found in salmon from Alaska.

Since its identification in 1986, the Japanese broad tapeworm, Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense, was thought to exist largely in salmon species caught in Russian and Japanese waters.

But in 2013 researchers found the Japanese broad tapeworm in various larval stages in pink salmon caught in North American...

Radiation

A Fukushima Prefecture fishery laboratory in said on 11 January that levels of radioactive cesium in samples of fish and seafood caught off Fukushima Prefecture in 2016 were all below the national government’s limit of 100 Becquerels per kilogram.

Of the 8,502 samples collected, radioactive cesium was hardly detectable in 95 percent, while readings for another 422 samples were below the limit, the government said.

The proportion of samples surpassing the limit has fallen every year since...

Pregmom

Pregnant women who ate a seafood and noodle-based diet had a lower risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus, according to a recent Singapore study.

In the Growing up in Singapore Towards Healthy Outcomes (GUSTO) study, published in the journal Nutrients, researchers compared three different types of diets and the risk of developing GDM.

Women on a seafood-noodle diet, which was high in soup, fish and seafood products, noodles and low-fat meat and was low in ethnic bread, legumes and...

Fishcheckout

A New York law that went into effect on 7 January requires any fish sold as “white tuna” be made out of actual tuna.

S6842B was introduced in 2015 by Senator Tony Avella (D-Bayside) to prevent mislabeling of escolar as “albacore tuna” or “white tuna.”

“Recent, independent investigations conducted by multiple sources have revealed significant levels of fraud and species misidentification in the commercial fish industry in the United States,” the bill states. “In New York City alone, one...

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