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
August 25, 2021

Loki Fish Company is recalling four-ounce packages of its Keta Salmon Lox due to the potential it is contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.-based supplier is recalling the lox after the possibility of contamination was discovered during a U.S Food and Drug Administration inspection at its co-packer, Felix Custom Smoking in Monroe, Washington, Loki said in a press release.

Loki submitted samples of the Keta

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August 24, 2021
Singapore-based cell-based crustacean producer Shiok Meats has completed a bridge funding round that brings its total fundraising to USD 30 million (EUR 26 million). Shiok Meats said in a press release it raised the funding from major seafood exporter Vietnamese pangasius specialist Vinh Hoan, as well as from two of South Korea’s leading food industry players, Woowa Brothers Asia Holdings and CJ Cheil Jedang Corporation. This bridge round also… Read More
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August 23, 2021

Red Lobster added new combination dishes that highlight lobster, shrimp, and other seafood under its “Feast” line.

Its new Mariner’s Feast features Atlantic salmon topped with creamy langostino and Norway lobster, a grilled scallop skewer, and Walt’s Favorite Shrimp.

The Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.-based restaurant chain is also bringing back two popular Feast combination meals: Seafarer’s Feast and Harborside Lobster

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August 19, 2021

Walmart and Target have reported higher grocery sales in Q2 2021, with Walmart’s sales hitting USD 2.4 billion (EUR 2.1 billion) – up 6 percent compared to Q2 2020 – and Target’s up by “low double-digits," according to Target Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer Christina Hennington

Overall same-store sales at Target grew 8.9 percent in the quarter, on top of record growth of 24.3 percent last

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August 19, 2021

Some sushi containing shrimp is being recalled after Hyderabad, India-based Avanti Frozen Foods, a subsidiary of Thai Union, expanded its recall of frozen cooked shrimp sold at major U.S. retailers due to salmonella illnesses …

Image courtesy of the U.S. Food and Drug

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August 18, 2021

A man in the U.S. state of Rhode Island has been accussed of bilking nearly USD 1 million (EUR 855,000) from major broadliners in the U.S. by fraudently purchasing seafood from them.

Paul Diogenes, also known as Paul Dejullio, created a fictitious catering company – LePage Catering – in order to obtain credit from US Foods, Performance Food Group, and other distributors to purchase more than USD 831,700 (EUR 711,000) in product.

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Published on
August 16, 2021

India-based Avanti Frozen Foods, a subsidiary of Thai Union, is expanding its recall of frozen cooked shrimp sold at major United States retailers due to additional cases of salmonella illnesses

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Published on
August 16, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded around USD 10 million (EUR 8.5 million) in Alaska pollock contracts to Trident Seafoods and Channel Fish Processing.

Despite the big win for pollock producers, pollock processors left several million dollars of the contract on the table. The USDA said in a notice it could not award contracts for nearly 2.1 million pounds of frozen pollock fillets, 1.5 pounds million pounds of pollock nuggets, and

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Published on
August 13, 2021

OBI Seafoods has landed a U.S. government contract for salmon worth USD 8 million (EUR 6.8 million) …

Photo courtesy of Ocean Beauty

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Published on
August 11, 2021

Buoyed by new partnerships with Amazon and Kroger, Kvarøy Arctic expects sales of USD 80 million (EUR 68 million) in 2021.

The Kvarøy, Norway-based seafood company has grown significantly since it debuted value-added salmon products – including portions, hot dogs, and burgers – in the U.S. last summer, according to Kvarøy CEO Alf-Gøran Knutsen.

Previously available primarily in Whole Foods Market stores

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