Food Safety & Health

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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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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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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Jason Holland

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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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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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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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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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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