Shrimp and lobster is being featured by more U.S. foodservice distributors and restaurants this winter and holiday season.
Houston, Texas, U.S.A.-based Sysco recently launched two new entree menu items that are designed to save restaurants significant labor: and .
“The holiday season is upon us and for restaurants, that means the busiest time of year. But, labor in the restaurant… Read More
Scotland’s salmon-farming industry is defending itself against criticism from several Scottish chefs and NGOs concerned about fish welfare and environmental issues.
National trade and marketing body for the Scottish seafood industry Seafood Scotland, however, is defending the sector, pointing to a government report showing a decline in antibiotic usage among the country’s salmon farms.
Recent criticism of Scotland’s… Read More
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.-based cruise company Holland America Line plans to increase its purchases of seafood through an expansion of its fresh fish program and new partnerships with celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto, who will prepare several new seafood dishes for cruise guests to enjoy, and food home delivery company Vital Choice.
Holland America’s global fresh fish program now features 80 types of fresh fish, boasting locally sourced… Read More
Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.A.-based seafood wholesaler and processor Eastern Fish has released a frozen appetizer lineup that fills a void the company recognized was prevalent in the Asian foods market within U.S. retailers and foodservice operations, according to Eastern Fish President Eric Bloom.
“When we reviewed products in this space, we determined there was a void of high-quality, seafood-first, handmade Asian appetizers and an… Read More
Channel Fish Processing and Trident Seafoods split USD 1.75 (EUR 1.6 million) in Alaska pollock contracts by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on 1 December.
Braintree, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based Channel Fish will supply USD 988,559 (EUR 913,854) worth of frozen pollock sticks, while Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.-based Trident will supply bulk surimi worth USD 759,924 (EUR 702,497).
The Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock… Read More
Oxford, U.K.-based Oxford Nanopore Technologies and food authenticity company WeNou are collaborating to bring to market what they call the first test using nanopore sequencing to accurately identify shellfish DNA via a rapid test.
The technology will allow for the ability to identify shellfish as well as plants and insects from highly processed and complex food samples, Oxford Nanopore .
“Using an… Read More
Walmart will implement a new enterprise sourcing platform (ESP) at its Walmart and Sam’s Club stores across the U.S., which it said will improve its efficiency and reduce waste in its fresh seafood purchasing.
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based enterprise retail technology solution provider Bamboo Rose is providing the ESP. It said in a press release the platform will streamline Walmart’s supply chain, particularly with perishable… Read More
Loblaws has staked a claim that it sells the largest volume of Marine Stewardship Council- and Aquaculture Stewardship Council-certified fresh seafood of any grocer in Canada.
The Brampton, Ontario-based retailer, which operates 2,400 stores, making it one of Canada’s largest grocery chains, said it sells more than 200 products with MSC, ASC, and Best Aquaculture Practices certifications. Loblaw is the only coast-to-coast grocer in Canada… Read More
Albertsons is rolling out an artificial intelligence platform chain-wide to reduce seafood shrink.
After a successful pilot project earlier this year, the Boise, Idaho, U.S.A.-based grocer is implementing AI technology from San Francisco, California, U.S.A.-based Afresh Technologies through the 2,200 grocery stores it operates under the Safeway, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Vons, and ACME banners.
The AI-powered predictive ordering solution for… Read More
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that raw oysters distributed to restaurants and retailers in several U.S. states were illegally harvested and may be contaminated by pathogens.
On 17 November, the Connecticut Department of Agriculture/Bureau of Aquaculture informed the FDA of a illegally harvested from Milford Approved Area on 12 November and 15 November by certified dealer Seaview Fisheries, LLC, CT-084-SS, AQ.… Read More