London, United Kingdom-based restaurant and grocery chain Itsu is removing wild yellowfin tuna from its menu by the end of this year, citing overfishing concerns.
Itsu said the decision stems from the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) Scientific Committee report, published in February, showing the Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna stock is overfished and will require a catch reduction of at least 30 percent. The tuna will be replaced with… Read More
Genova Premium Tuna, a Chicken of the Sea International brand, is teaming up with “Top Chef” judge and cookbook author Gail Simmons to “curate the perfect dinner party collection,” Genova said in a press release.
“It's time to make hosting stress-free. Packaged with an easy-to-make recipe guide and beautiful table settings inspired by the Mediterranean lifestyle, this one-of-a-kind… Read More
Chilled seafood sales in the U.K. grocery sector plunged in the quarter ending 15 May, primarily due to record-high price inflation.
Overall chilled seafood sales dropped 11 percent to GBP 489.9 million (USD 601 million, EUR 568 million), according to grocery research firm Kantar.
Sales of all sub-categories of chilled seafood dropped, Kantar said in its latest Meat, Fish, and Poultry report. The largest decline was in battered seafood, with… Read More
South El Monte, California, U.S.A.-based food manufacturer 888 Food Company is recalling certain of its fish ball and fish cake products because they may contain undeclared eggs.
The recall was initiated after the company received a consumer complaint of anaphylactic reaction, the company said in a .
“Through investigation, it was determined that the formulation of an ingredient was changed to include eggs,” 888 Food… Read More
U.S. senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan have announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) approval of up to USD 52 million (EUR 49 million) in Pacific and Alaskan groundfish purchases ...
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Both Red Lobster and Long John Silver’s are featuring shrimp in new summer seafood promotions. Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.-based Red Lobster, which operates more than 700 restaurants, is launching a new BBQ Bacon Grilled Shrimp dish as part of the Summerfest promotion, which is running for a limited time ...
Photos courtesy of Red Lobster and Long John… Read More
Ahold Delhaize USA, which operates more than 2,000 food stores and distribution centers, is now utilizing sustainably-sourced seafood across all of its retailers’ seafood products.
The Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based retailer began a comprehensive initiative in partnership with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) to vet and audit all seafood products – whether they were private brand or national brand – on a… Read More
West Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A.-based grocery chain Hy-Vee and its wholly-owned distribution subsidiary, Perishable Distributors of Iowa, have disclosed a complete list of fishing vessels that supply its fresh, frozen, and canned private-label tuna.
“This is a groundbreaking decision for the U.S. retail sector due to longstanding challenges regarding a lack of transparency into tuna supply chains,” Hy-Vee said in a statement.
The… Read More
The National Fisheries Institute and other organizations lauded the U.S. Congress’s passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act on 14 June.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA) of 2022, which the U.S. Senate previously approved. U.S. President Joe Biden signed the bill on Thursday, 16 June.
The bill shifts the burden of proof regarding the reasonableness of detention or demurrage charges from the… Read More