Foodservice & Retail

Published on
January 7, 2019

Less than a month after the New York Attorney General’s office said it found “rampant” seafood mislabeling at New York supermarkets, one of the retailers involved faces a potential class action lawsuit.

In mid-December, the New York Attorney General’s office said it found that around a quarter of the seafood sampled at New York grocery retailers was mislabeled. While Oceana and universities have studied retail seafood

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Published on
December 21, 2018

Young’s Foodservice is launching its first frozen wholemeal-based breadcrumb product into the foodservice channel. 

Its Wholemeal Cod Portions, 85 grams each, are coated in a light, wholemeal breadcrumb “for added fiber, which makes them an excellent source of nutrition for children of all ages,” said the Grimsby, United Kingdom-based supplier in a statement.

“We understand the challenges caterers face when creating

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Published on
December 20, 2018

Australis Aquaculture will debut its frozen Garlic Teriyaki Barramundi portions at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide starting in mid-January 2019.

Australis, which is based in Greenfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A. and farms its barramundi in ocean pens in Vietnam, said its new sweet and savory pre-glazed frozen barramundi portions “are designed for health-conscious consumers who crave the great flavor and nutritional value of sustainable

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Published on
December 20, 2018

Cheaper farmed shrimp prices are benefitting American retailers and consumers this holiday season.

Prices for imported farmed shrimp have dropped significantly since the summer, and fallen an additional USD 0.30 to 0.40 (EUR 0.26 to 0.35) per pound over the last month. 

There are a variety of reasons for the steep drop in prices. Overproduction, heavy inventory in United States’ cold storage, rejections of imported shrimp by the

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Published on
December 19, 2018

To take advantage of the lucrative holiday entertaining season, SeaPak Shrimp and Seafood Co. is rolling out a new shrimp appetizer.

The Georgia, U.S.A.-based supplier’s new Parmesan Shrimp and Spinach Bites are available exclusively at Walmart stores across the U.S.

The new app include shrimp, spinach, and parmesan cheese wrapped in a crispy parmesan- and romano-flavored breading.

“One thing we hear from our seafood-loving fans time

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Published on
December 17, 2018

The New York Attorney General’s office may take enforcement action against some supermarket chains after it found “rampant” seafood mislabeling at grocers across the state, according to a recent report.

The report, from New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood, found that around a quarter of the seafood sampled at New York grocery retailers was mislabeled. These findings are the result of the first major U.S. government

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Published on
December 17, 2018

Large U.S. grocery chain Publix is looking to grow fish sales during the holiday season via its special order program.

Lakeland, Florida-based Publix Super Markets, which operates more than 1,200 stores, began offering its “Reel Variety” program in 2015. Through Reel Variety, shoppers can order up to 80 different varieties of fresh (never frozen) fish, and typically receive the order within two days.

"Reel Variety was launched as a

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Published on
December 5, 2018

Global retailer Ikea has introduced new Aquaculture Stewardship Council-certified salmon meatballs to its U.S.-based stores, with plans to expand the offerings to other international markets soon.

Sweden-based Ikea, which operates restaurants in its home furnishings stores, first tested the “salmon balls” in Portugal, and then added them to its U.S. stores’ restaurants this fall. 

Ikea stores also offer responsibly-sourced

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
December 4, 2018

Australian supermarket chain Woolworths has teamed up with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Australia to promote sustainable seafood sourcing across the continent.

WWF-Australia will access Woolworths’ Own Brand portfolio of seafood products and offerings using an independently developed methodology, per the terms of the collaboration. The results of the assessment will help the organization to then implement standards of traceability

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Published on
December 3, 2018

Two major restaurant chains in the United States are promoting new shrimp and lobster dishes and deals as the  holiday season kicks off.

Olive Garden, which operates more than 800 restaurants, debuted a limited-time Shrimp Mac and Cheese that includes lobster, shrimp, and seafood alfredo sauce. The seafood dish is one of two new Oven Baked Pastas available during the holiday season at the franchise.

Red Lobster, which operates more than 700

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