Food Safety & Health
A new Oceana Canada report has found that nearly half of seafood samples tested in Ottawa, Ontario, were mislabeled.
After testing seafood samples at 10 grocery stores, 22 restaurants, and 12 sushi vendors, Oceana Canada found that 45 of the 98 samples were mislabeled. One-third of the samples were consid-ered to be species substitutions, since the name on the menu or label did not match the type of fish being sold, according to the… Read More
Eight aquaculture firms have been put on a blacklist in Rizhao, China, one of the country’s key seafood production hubs, after their products tested positive for high levels of antibiotics.
Published by the city’s branch of the national Ocean and Fisheries Bureau, the list features companies whose produce failed a sampling inspection by China’s Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ).
The… Read More
India’s Marine Products Export Development Authority has called on the country’s shrimp and fish producers to add value to its marine foods in an effort to increase domestic seafood consumption.
MPEDA is also looking to create a stronger national seafood brand, according to the organization’s domestic marketing director T. Dola Shankar. Shankar said MPEDA is now offering financial incentives to companies that use its… Read More
Vietnamese seafood exporter Ba Hai Company Ltd. will resume shipping frozen tuna to the United States after correcting food safety violations.
Tuy Hoa City, Vietnam-based Ba Hai exports between 120,000 pounds and 150,000 pounds of frozen tuna monthly to the United States, mostly for use in restaurants.
In late March, the United States Food and Drug Administration warned Ba Hai about “serious deviations” from food safety requirements… Read More
With concern mounting in Europe regarding the presence of antibiotics in Indian seafood shipments, a high-level European Union (EU) delegation is planning to visit Indian aquaculture processing factories and ports.
The delegation, comprised of two or three members, is scheduled to visit India from 21 to 28 November 2017. The group will visit Odisha first and then go to other states, including Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, the Business Standard… Read More
China’s main quarantine and quality watchdog has issued consumers a warning against buying rare seafood species in advance of China’s busiest day for online shopping.
As China’s Single’s Day approaches on 11 November– the “11-11” phenomenon created by online commerce leader Alibaba to drive sales – an AQSIQ circular published in media across China warns that airline passengers importing sea… Read More
Claims that eating large amounts crab can cause health problems are making the rounds on Chinese social media, following the emergence of a case in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, reported in the national press, where a Mr. Li claims he suffered kidney failure and gout from gorging on the crustaceans.
Several leading medical experts weighed in on the medical effects of seafood in an extensive report in the People’s Daily –… Read More
True North Salmon Co. Ltd. is recalling True North Seafood Company brand Toppers Smoked Salmon Flakes seasoned with lemon and dill from the marketplace due to possible listeria contamination.
The recall of the salmon flakes, which were distributed in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and possibly throughout the rest of Canada, was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results, the agency said in a… Read More
A major United States tilapia supplier, along with the National Fisheries Institute (NFI), defended tilapia aquaculture after The Dr. Oz Show raised safety concerns about the sector.
Mehmet Oz, the show's host, said in a episode of the Dr. Oz show last week that some farmed tilapia are raised unsanitary conditions, including overcrowding and in tanks with poor water quality, KCCI Des Moines (Iowa) reported.
Oz urged viewers not… Read More
Frozen tuna loins that were distributed to numerous United States supermarkets, restaurants, and other foodservice operations are being recalled because they may contain salmonella.
Culver City, California-based Relish Foods voluntarily recalled the Newport brand of five to eight-pound tuna loins, three to five-pound tuna loins, six-ounce tuna steaks and four-ounce tuna steaks after sampling by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revealed that… Read More