Food Safety & Health
The recent news that California-based Del Monte Foods decided to sell its StarKist canned-tuna business has sparked interest from several Asian seafood companies.
Interviewed by mergermarket, an online mergers and acquisitions news service, and reported in Financial Times, at least two Asian seafood companies have expressed interested in StarKist, as well as alternative expansion opportunities.
Sources from Dongwon F&B, a Korean food… Read More
This week, Canadian food-safety officials gave Creative Salmon Co. and Marine Harvest Canada the green light to resume harvesting salmon from their Vancouver Island, British Columbia, farms after numerous fish samples tested negative for malachite green, a fungicide banned for use in food production because it's a potential carcinogen. But the companies are struggling to determine why fish samples the U.S. Food and Drug Administration tested at… Read More
The annual turnover of Vietnam's seafood industry has crossed the USD 3.75 billion mark in 2007, reflecting a 12 per cent increment as compared to 2006 figures, according to the latest reports published by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development - Vietnam. The seafood industry has grown to become the country's fourth largest revenue earner, fuelling Vietnam's position as one among the top ten exporters in the highly competitive global… Read More
Shrimp is America's favorite seafood - Americans consumed 4.4 pounds of shrimp, per capita, in 2006, about 1.5 pounds more than the runner-up, canned tuna. Affordability is whatâ??s really driving shrimp sales (as it always has for canned tuna), but shrimpâ??s amazing popularity speaks to the fact that consumers are craving healthy, light foods. Just take a look at the January/February issue of Cooking Light on newsstands now. The winning… Read More