Food Safety & Health

Published on
July 19, 2018
Alison Austin

A Seafood Industry Leadership Group is to be set up to lead the delivery of a sustainable and thriving future for England’s seafood supply chain.

The group is tasked with bringing all sectors of the seafood industry together to lead and support the work set out in the Seafood 2040 strategy and to hold all partners to account for its application.

Launched at the end of last year, Seafood 2040 - A Strategic Framework for England (SF2040)

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Christine Blank

Published on
July 18, 2018

Two Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.-based food processors have agreed to stop preparing products such as salt-cured and picked fish due to Listeria monocytogenes.

In late May, the United States Department of Justice filed a federal complaint against Euroline Foods, LLC, and Royal Seafood Baza, Inc., alleging that the processors violated the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) by processing and distributing ready-to-eat fish and fishery

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Christine Blank

Published on
July 16, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning consumers, restaurants, and retailers to temporarily stop using packaged crab meat from Venezuela after several consumers became ill after eating it.

As of 12 July, 2018, a dozen people have who ate Venezuelan crab meat have become infected with Vibrio parahaemolyticus in three states and the District of Columbia, the CDC said. The crab meat in question is labeled as fresh or

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Christine Blank

Published on
June 11, 2018

San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, U.S.A.-based supermarket chain Supermercado Selectos is recalling an undetermined amount of various raw and frozen fish products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection.

The raw items were produced between August 2017 and 31 May, 2018, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) press release. Besides the seafood products, the recall also

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Christine Blank

Published on
May 29, 2018

Mussels in Puget Sound, Washington, U.S.A., recently tested positive for residues of prescription opioids and other drugs.

The testing, conducted by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Jennifer Lanksbury and other researchers, also found that the mussels tested positive for four kinds of synthetic surfactants found in detergents and cleaning products, seven kinds of antibiotics, five types of antidepressants, more than one

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Christine Blank

Published on
May 23, 2018
Food from Royal Seafood Baza recalled by FDA

The United States government is seeking to permanently shut down two companies that operate a processing facility for seafood and other foods, due to listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) on behalf of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), filed a complaint in federal court in New York, U.S.A. against Euroline Foods, LLC, and Royal Seafood Baza, Inc. in Staten Island, New York.

The complaint alleges

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Toan Dao

Published on
May 17, 2018

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety of South Korea will dispatch a delegation to Vietnam next month to inspect how nitrofuran in Vietnamese shrimp is controlled before shipping to South Korea, National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (Nafiqad) said in a release.

The visit will be made after the Korean authorities detected a number of nitrofuran-contaminated shrimp cargos imported to South Korea from companies in

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
May 9, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to a Kentucky company it claims has processed seafood in unsanitary conditions.

FDA inspected the MC Fish Company, located in Milton, Kentucky, from 20 to 23 March, and during the visit agency personnel discovered “serious violations” of the Seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point regulations. 

Milton is a small town located halfway between Louisville,

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Cliff White

Published on
May 8, 2018

The United States Department of Agriculture has published its proposed rules for the labeling of genetically modified food and opened a 60-day comment period scheduled to end on 3 June.

The rules require all foods containing ingredients that have been genetically modified to be labeled as “bioengineered,” indicated through text, electronic or digital link disclosure, or one of three potential symbols, according to the proposed rules,

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Christine Blank

Published on
May 8, 2018

The United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) refused several seafood imports in April for banned antibiotics, veterinary drug residues, and salmonella contamination.

Shrimp with banned antibiotics accounted for three of the 116 total seafood entry line refusals, while 12 seafood shipments from China (10 eel and two tilapia) were refused for veterinary drug residue contamination.

The FDA also refused 10 shrimp lots due to

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