Food Safety & Health

Published on
October 25, 2018

A study of over 2,500 adults between 1992 and 2015 has found that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids present in seafood reduce the risk of unhealthy aging. 

The study, published in BMJ, started with adults at an average age of 74 in 1992 and examined the levels of four different omega-3s – eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), docosapentaenoic acid (DPA), and alpha linolenic acid (ALA) – present in their

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By

Christine Blank

Published on
October 23, 2018

A large global sushi restaurant chain agreed to pay up to USD 4.5 million (EUR 3.9 million) to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that thousands of people were exposed to hepatitis A after eating scallops at its restaurants.

A preliminary settlement of up to USD 4.5 million (EUR 3.9 million) was reached between Genki Sushi, a conveyor belt-style sushi restaurant chain, and those who were exposed to hepatitis A in Hawaii in 2016.

Genki Sushi

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
October 10, 2018

Three Chinese seafood processors have been flagged in an inspection by Canadian import inspectors.

The Canada Food Inspection Authority (CFIA) has informed its counterparts in China that products from three firms has been held and must be returned to China or destroyed. The three firms are Qingdao Haoyuan Foodstuffs Co. Ltd., Rongcheng Shidao Lianhua Food Co., and Zhangzhou Xinwanya Aquatic Products Co.

The reason for the seizures is related to

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Christine Blank

Published on
October 5, 2018

A Canadian smokehouse is recalling several lots of smoked salmon due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Monsieur Émile Smokehouse is recalling its refrigerated Monsieur Émile Smokehouse brand and unbranded Smoked Salmon distributed to Canadian retailers.

“Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers, and foodservice establishments such as hotels and restaurants should not sell or use the recalled

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Christine Blank

Published on
September 12, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration refused 5.6 percent of shrimp imports in August due to banned antibiotics.

Through August, there have been a total of 33 shrimp entry lines refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics.

“This was the second highest number of entry lines refused for antibiotic contamination this year,” said the Southern Shrimp Alliance in a statement. 

In addition, the FDA refused two entry lines of

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Christine Blank

Published on
September 4, 2018

The government of Kuwait shut down an unnamed fish market after it was discovered that the store owner was sticking plastic googly eyes onto old fish to help them appear fresher.

The store’s owner wanted to hide the fact that the fish was several days old, according to local newspaper al-Bayan, Newsweek reported.

A customer uploaded a video to YouTube showing how the fake plastic eyes came off the fish when she washed it, Newsweek

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Christine Blank

Published on
August 23, 2018

The United States government is trying to permanently stop a New York-based seafood processor from preparing and distributing its fish balls and other products.

At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a federal complaint against Brooklyn, New York-based Foo Yuan Food Products Company, alleging that the seafood company failed to adequately control the risk of Clostridium botulinum and Listeria

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By

Jason Holland

Published on
August 23, 2018
Ewing Seafoods smoked salmon

Ewing Seafoods is recalling its organic smoked salmon because it contains Listeria monocytogenes, the U.K. Food Standards Agency (FSA) has confirmed.

The contaminated products are sold in 100-gram and 200-gram formats. No other lines manufactured by the Belfast, Northern Ireland firm are known to be affected.

Point of sale notices are being displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These announcements explain to customers

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Christine Blank

Published on
August 15, 2018

Spanish authorities seized 45 tons of illegal frozen tuna from seafood distributors in the country.

Three unnamed distributors bought “clandestine” thawed tuna at a price well below the value for fresh tuna, but turned around and sold it at as fresh tuna, according to a press release from Seprona, Spain’s Nature Protection Service, which collaborated with Interpol and Europol on the sting.

Three boats from France, El Salvador,

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Jason Holland

Published on
July 24, 2018

U.K. seafood industry body Seafish has launched the Responsible Fishing Ports Scheme (RFPS) along with a call for appropriate ports to apply.

RFPS is a voluntary program developed by industry to certify responsible food safety and operational practices within the country’s fishing ports. The intention is that these ports and the organizations that operate within them will be able to demonstrate they are following good

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