Food Safety & Health
Richard and Raymond Canastra, owners of the Whaling City Seafood Display Auction in New Bedford, Mass., today opened a daily seafood auction in Boston.
The auction opened at Marine Industrial Park in Boston's seafood processing district.
Seafood from Boston, Gloucester, Provincetown and Chatham, Mass., and ports in Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York and Maine will be displayed to seafood inspectors in a refrigerated room. The live… Read More
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour on Tuesday signed a bill that requires the state's restaurants to disclose the origin of the catfish they serve. The law becomes effective July 1.
If a restaurant sells imported catfish, its menu must include that information in a typeface the same size as the listing for the catfish entree.
The regulation is designed to protect the domestic catfish industry from imports of catfish and similar fish like… Read More
Finalists for the 2008 Seafood Prix d'Elite Competition were announced by competition organizer Diversified Business Communications of Portland, Maine, on Friday. Winners will be announced April 22 at the European Seafood Exposition in Brussels, Belgium.
The "Best New Retail Product" finalists are: Sai Gon Palm Box and Panga Fish Wrapped in Potato from Vinh Hoan Corp.; Apero Spoons and Apero Oysters from Levenstond Seafood; Breaded Tuna… Read More
A group of Spanish scientists suggested this week that shellfish consumption is contributing to increased incidences of colorectal cancer and is urging further study on the toxins often found in shellfish.
"[Diarrhetic shellfish poisoning] toxins, present in some seafood products, seem to behave like tumor agents," wrote E. Manerio and colleagues in a study published in the April 1 edition of Disease Prevention Week.
The Complutense… Read More
Blue Horizon Organic Seafood on Friday announced that Discovery Home channel's Sara Snow will be its company spokesperson.
Snow is the host of the cable-TV network's show "Get Fresh with Sara Snow," which features tips and skills on how to be environmentally conscious in everyday life.
"Sara is the perfect spokesperson for our brand; she grew up on natural foods while other kids were crunching on junk food and slurping sodas; she is the… Read More
George Pappas, founder and owner of Ipswich Shellfish Co., died Saturday at the age of 94 after a short illness.
Pappas, of Ipswich, Mass., founded the seafood company 72 years ago and also owned Connecticut Shellfish, United Shellfish and two companies of Maine Shellfish.
Pappas graduated from Boston University and was a member of the Jewish Rotary Club and former president of the Greek Orthodox Church Council in Ipswich. He is survived by… Read More
A World Trade Organization panel on Friday ruled that the U.S. practice of collecting cash deposits in the form of bonds from Thai and Indian shrimp exporters subject to tariffs violates international trade law. U.S. Customs and Border Protection enacted the practice in mid-2004 to curb tariff evasion.
Also on Friday, the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body ruled that the U.S. practice of "zeroing" is illegal, agreeing with Thai shrimp exporters that… Read More
In the past couple of years, General Santos City in The Philippines' Mindanao region has experienced an upsurge in the number of tuna producers. There were 85 tuna-based food producers in the city in 2007, up from 62 in 2006. Nineteen of these businesses are licensed exporters, mainly to the United States, Hong Kong and Japan.
The industry, which provided more than 61,000 jobs in 2007, has total revenue of almost US$40 million. Tuna exports… Read More
Societa Agricola Sterpo SpA, based in Northern Italy's Udine province, has received sustainable certification from Friend of the Sea for all of its consumer products, including frozen and ready-to-cook rainbow trout.
Societa Agricola Sterpo was founded in 1976 and supplies Coop, Finiper and Metro supermarkets in Italy.
"Consumers are more and more demanding for sustainable production, a concept easier for them to understand than organic,"… Read More
Morey's Wild Alaskan Party Pack from Morey's Seafood International of Golden Valley, Minn., was the grand prize winner of the 2008 Alaska Symphony of Seafood. The product also captured first place in the smoked products category.
The winners were announced during the annual gala in Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday.
Rounding out the smoked products category was Ray's Gourmet Wild Yukon Salmon Chowder from Boreal Fisheries of St. Mary's,… Read More