Food Safety & Health
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross addressed U.S. fisheries regulations and his concern about the quality of seafood imports with the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, 20 March, and he said he’s looking for NOAA Fisheries officials to work harder to reduce the country’s seafood trade deficit.
Ross testified Tuesday 20 March before the House Appropriation Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies to di… Read More
Heartland Catfish Company in Itta Bena, Mississippi, U.S.A., is recalling around 69,000 pounds of catfish products that may be adulterated with leucomalachite green, which is used to treat fungal and protozoal infections.
A routine inspection by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service on 8 March revealed “violative levels of the chemical leucomalachite green in the products,” the FS… Read More
Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based seafood importer Stavis Seafoods has earned the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety certification for its Boston facility, the company announced on Sunday, 11 March, during Seafood Expo North America 2018.
The company underwent a rigorous third-party audit to achieve recognition from BRC, which is renowned for its food safety and quality certification program. Several areas of Stavis… Read More
The International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health (ISAAH) returning to Canada after a 30-year absence.
The eighth ISAAH will be held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island from 2 to 6 September, 2018.
The PEI BioAlliance is partnering with the American Fisheries Society and the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) to host this every-four-year event. This is its second time landing in Canada (… Read More
India’s Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) has announced the opening of a fifth quality-control laboratory in Odisha state.
The state-of-the-art laboratory, set up at Nayapally in Bhubaneswar, is fully equipped to check for the presence of chloramphenicol and nitrofuran antibiotics in shrimp and other marine products, AgriTimes.co.in reported.
MPEDA has set up the lab to address the concerns from importers and the governme… Read More
Maryland, U.S.A.-based biotechnology company Intralytix plans on bringing its expertise in the use of all-natural bacteriophages to target and eliminate specific pathogens to Boston, Massachusetts this month for Seafood Expo North America, taking place 11 to 13 March.
The company’s technologies, including its ListShield product, could play a key role in combating foodborne illness – one of the seafood industry’s biggest fo… Read More
Cambridge, United Kingdom-based technology developer Timestrip will have its newest seafood-focused invention on display at the upcoming 2018 Seafood Expo North America event – which comes to Boston, Massachusetts from 11 to 13 March – the company announced on 14 February.
The cutting-edge product, Timestrip Seafood, has been designed to protect seafood packaged in reduced oxygen environments by detecting breaches in tempe… Read More
Bandages made out of tilapia skin have been used to successfully treat third-degree burns on the paws of two black bears in Southern California, according to a recent installment of the “Here and Now” radio news report.
The bears had been injured while traversing the charred grounds of Los Padres National Forest in the wake of a devastating wildfire. Among the team of veterinarians tasked with helping the bears was Jamie Peyton, … Read More
As a precaution, Grimsby, U.K.-based Young’s Seafood is recalling packs of its Chip Shop brand fish cakes that have been manufactured from a batch where a small number of the fish cakes were found to have been contaminated with small pieces of hard plastic and potentially small pieces of metal.
Young’s said the only affected fish cakes (six packs) are those with the production codes AAL 7209K, AAL 7209L, AAK 7222J and AAL 7222K.… Read More
China’s annual Chinese New Year gifting rush has created major headaches for the country’ postal services, which have seen a major increase in forbidden seafood species in package mail.
There has been a “sharp increase” in packages containing animal and aquatic products arriving in the post, according to AQSIQ, China’s quality and quarantine agency. Its officers have confiscated sea cucumber and swallow’s… Read More