Seafood Industry News - Food Safety & Health


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently warned two seafood processors about not following seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) protocol at their facilities.

In a letter to Southern Aire Seafood in Irvington, Alabama, the FDA said the wholesaler and restaurant had “serious violations” HACCP and the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) for food.

Southern Aire did not monitor prevention of cross-contamination from insanitary objects and exclusion of pests...


Bonamar, a U.S.-based seafood company, has joined forces with Gateway America to launch the first nationally marketed line of Extended Safety (ES) crabmeat products.

Gateway America, which is a Primus Labs Certified Food Safety facility, will be processing crab meat under U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) supervision. The processor will implement irradiation techniques which were approved by the FDA for shellfish in 2014 following a successful petition from the National Fisheries...


The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has declared all Oregon crab meat safe to eat, to the relief of the state’s crab fishery, which was closed last week after tests showed the presence of toxic domoic acid in one crab.

According to a 10 February announcement, the state rescinded the order to close the commercial crab fishery from Coos Bay to Heceta Head. That order had been given on 2 February following the discovery of domoic acid in one crab, but the state said two consecutive...


The European Association of Fish Pathologists (EAFP) has gained a new supporting member in multinational animal feed additives firm Nutriad, the firm announced on 8 February.

As a member of the interdisciplinary society, Nutriad will work closely with other EAFP affiliates to promote the exchange of knowledge in regard to aquatic diseases affecting fish and shellfish within both aquaculture and wild fisheries.

“Nutriad is proud to become an official supporter of the EAFP, recognizing the work...


Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety (CFS), part of the country’s Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, has announced an import ban of raw oysters from Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd. of Scotland.

The ban was put into place on 25 January and local distributors have been asked to stop using or selling the product due to the potential presence of pathogens, including norovirus, which can cause stomach upset in humans.

"The CFS was notified by the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of...

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