Food Safety & Health

Published on
February 18, 2019

An Alaskan smoked salmon supplier is recalling its smoked salmon because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum.

Smoked Alaska Seafoods, Inc. in Wasilla, Alaska, U.S.A., is recalling all jars and cans of Smoked Silver Salmon in 6.5-ounce containers with the production code of AL81111133 on the bottom.

The Smoked Silver Salmon was sold to distributors throughout the state of Alaska, primarily in gift stores in the

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Published on
February 7, 2019

A United States importer is recalling more than 55,000 pounds of catfish from Vietnam.

City of Industry, California-based Richwell Group, Inc. – doing business as Maxfield Seafood – is recalling around 55,300 pounds of frozen Sheat catfish products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said in a press release.

The

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Published on
February 5, 2019

A seafood importer in the United States is recalling frozen catfish from Vietnam.

Lakewood, California-based Q's American Best Trading Inc. is recalling around 1,000 pounds of catfish products from Vietnam that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States.

The 14-ounce clear bag packages, labeled “Q'S AMERICAN BEST AB CA TREN KET Sheat fish,” were shipped to various retail locations in California. They were

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
February 4, 2019

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators from the Pacific northwest filed a bill last week that would require any salmon produced through genetic engineering to be labeled clearly as such on its packaging.

The bill, filed last week, comes a month after the Department of Agriculture published its final rule requiring producers, importers and other entities to reveal information about bioengineered products and ingredients. However, critics panned the

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Published on
January 2, 2019

U.S. grocery chain Kroger Co. is recalling some cooked shrimp products from Aqua Star because they actually may be raw.

The Cincinnati, Ohio-based chain is recalling nine different products supplied by Seattle, Washington-based Aqua Star, including: 26/30s Shrimp Cocktail, 26/30s Peeled Cooked Shrimp, 26/30s Cooked Shrimp Seasoned (service case), and Shrimp Grab & Go (service case).

Neither Kroger nor Aqua Star reported illnesses from the

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Published on
December 11, 2018

Indian farmed shrimp exporters are defending the safety of their products after a European report called attention to banned antibiotics in the country's shrimp sector.

The European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Food Safety's recent report “shows the extensive, unique controls that the Indian government has installed to safeguard against exporting shrimp contaminated with antibiotics to the European

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
November 23, 2018

The International Association of Fish Inspectors (IAFI) is collecting applications for the 2019 Peter Howgate Award, to help bring a promising young fish technologist to next year’s World Seafood Congress.

Taking place in Penang, Malaysia from 9 to 11 September, the World Seafood Congress 2019 will focus on the concept of "Seafood Supply Chains of the Future," highlighting innovation as well as responsibility and sustainability in

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Published on
November 21, 2018

New research linking omega-3 fatty acids with a reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases as well as the reduction of dangerous premature births is expected to have benefits for the seafood industry.

In a study of people who took Lovaza, a prescription omega-3 fish oil, researchers found that subjects were 28 percent less likely to suffer heart attacks than those taking a placebo. Additionally, people who ate fewer than 1.5 servings of fish weekly

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Jason Holland

Published on
November 19, 2018

A clinical trial led by researchers from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia has found that eating seafood species high in good fats such as salmon, trout, and sardines as part of a healthy diet can reduce the symptoms of asthma in children. 

National body Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) has welcomed the new study, calling it a potential easy and effective treatment for asthma sufferers.

“Childhood asthma is the most common

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
November 16, 2018

Prosecutors in Shenzhen, China are taking a public interest lawsuit against a well-known seafood restaurant in the city for repeatedly selling product contaminated with chemicals including chloromycetin. 

In a move that appears designed as a warning to the retail and restaurant sector, the case is being taken against Shenzhen 79 Yu Chuan Food and Beverage Co. based on several inspections of seafood – mostly shellfish – at its

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