Christine Blank

Contributing Editor

Christine Blank, a veteran freelance writer and editor, covers all aspects of the seafood industry, from fishing to processing to selling and serving the final product. When she is not writing for SeafoodSource, Christine gets to taste scrumptious seafood dishes at U.S. restaurants for her food and travel blog, Flavorful Excursions (www.flavorfulexcursions.net). Christine loves to eat seafood of any kind, but lobster, crab and crawfish are among her favorites. In addition to SeafoodSource.com and SeaFood Business, Christine’s articles have been published in hundreds of leading magazines and newspapers, such as The New York Times, USA Today and Associated Press.

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Published on
June 16, 2021

Seafood sales in the United States’ mass market retailers and grocery stores dropped in May 2021 compared to 2020, but still rose significantly compared to 2019 …

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Published on
June 16, 2021

Chicken of the Sea has announced the launch of several new products into U.S. foodservice and retail channels, centering on shrimp and crab. 

The Thai Union Group-owned seafood giant has debuted a line of seven frozen value-added shrimp products, along with crab cakes.

Its new Crispy Stuffed Shrimp appetizer line is available in three flavors: Creamy Wonton, Creamy Jalapeno, and Creamy Garlic and Spinach. New breaded shrimp items include

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Published on
June 15, 2021

The specialty foods category shot up in popularity during the 2020 COVID-19 crisis in the United States, and seafood in that category did especially well ... 

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Published on
June 15, 2021

A growing number of class-action lawsuits are being filed against seafood retailers and foodservice outlets, claiming their offerings do not meet their own sustainability claims.

Earlier this month, in a complaint filed in the U.S. Superior Court in the District of Columbia, ALDI was accused of false advertising and marketing, with the advocacy group GMO/Toxin Free USA alleging ALDI’s claim that its salmon is sustainably sourced is not

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Published on
June 11, 2021

Harry & David is rolling out a new online gourmet butcher shop that features sustainable seafood, along with high-quality beef, pork, and poultry products …

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June 10, 2021

Fall River, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based City Pier Seafood has initiated a campaign to encourage children to try cooking seafood.

The company, which is operated by Raw Seafood, primarily focuses on direct-to-consumer seafood sales. It said in a press release that its Kitch’n Kidz program “provides the ingredients that make it easy to encourage children to expand their chicken fingers and fries, hot dogs, and macaroni and cheese

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June 10, 2021

U.S. foodservice industry organizations praised the introduction of federal legislation on 10 June that would provide USD 60 billion (EUR 49 billion) in additional funding to restaurants that ran into financial distress during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund Replenishment Act, introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate, would effectively replenish the USD 60 billion (EUR 49 billion) Restaurant Revitalization Fund

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Published on
June 9, 2021

Shrimp and lobster dishes are becoming the stars of U.S. restaurant chains’ newly released summer menus ... 

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Published on
June 9, 2021

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has revised its 2021 forecast upwards, saying the U.S. economyis growing faster than expected …

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Published on
June 8, 2021

Plant-based and cell-cultured food manufacturers are rolling out new plant-based seafood analog products in recognition of World Oceans Day on 8 June.

Hong Kong-based OmniFoods, known for its imitation pork product OmniPork, is launching a line of plant-based seafood analog products that will include fish fillets, fish burgers, and tuna cuts.

"It is very much the major white space that has not been tapped. Everyone has been obviously focused on

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