Food Safety & Health

Published on
March 9, 2018

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

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Jagdish Kumar

Published on
March 2, 2018

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

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
March 1, 2018

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

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
February 22, 2018

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

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
February 16, 2018

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,

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Jason Holland

Published on
February 16, 2018
Young's fish cakes

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

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
February 9, 2018

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

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Christine Blank

Published on
February 7, 2018

In January, the United States Food and Drug Administration refused the highest number of shrimp entries due to banned antibiotics since April 2017. 

Included in last month’s refusals were 14 shrimp entry lines rejected due to salmonella contamination.

FDA attributed five of the 116 total seafood entry refusals to banned antibiotics in shrimp. Two suppliers accounted for the five refusals from FDA’s West Coast division:

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
February 1, 2018

Live U.S. seafood destined for the rush Chinese New Year market was rotten on arrival, according to Chinese inspection authorities, and transit problems into Chinese regional airports could be to blame.

Thirty boxes of scampi imported from the U.S., weighing 430 kilograms, were destroyed with much fanfare by inspection authorities in the main airport of the massive metropolis of Chongqing. Neither the buyer nor supplier was identified in a

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Christine Blank

Published on
January 31, 2018

A new study in Vancouver, British Columbia, has found high levels of seafood mislabeling, backing up an Oceana Canada conducted last year that came to a similar conclusion.

After testing 300 samples of fresh seafood from sushi restaurants and grocery stores in metro Vancouver via DNA barcoding, University of British Columbia researchers found widespread mislabeling.

Similarly, last November, Oceana Canada found that 45 of 98 seafood samples from

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