Foodservice & Retail

Published on
August 22, 2018

United States facilities manager Aramark is sourcing more wild salmon and pollock, and is utilizing a new technology to help track its seafood purchases.

The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based facilities manager and food supplier to more than 500 university and college campuses is transitioning all contracted salmon and shrimp products to Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch “Best Choice” and “Good Alternative”

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Chris Chase

Published on
August 22, 2018

California’s Proposition 65, first passed in November 1986, will have new guidelines for all products sold in the state as of 30 August. 

Known widely as the legislation that requires some products to have the label “WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects and other reproductive harm,” the new rules have updated the “clear and reasonable

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Published on
August 20, 2018

U.S. poultry processor Tyson Foods is acquiring Keystone Foods, the maker of McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish, despite monopoly concerns from analysts. 

Tyson Foods is acquiring the Keystone Foods business from Marfrig Global Foods for USD 2.16 billion (EUR 1.9 billion) in cash. Keystone supplies fish, beef, chicken, and pork products to both retailers and foodservice chains.

With the purchase, Tyson will now have an additional six

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Chris Chase

Published on
August 15, 2018

Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.-based Fishpeople Seafood has announced plans to release two new product lines this fall: Wild Alaskan Salmon Jerky and “Ready, Set, Salmon!”

Both products are produced with wild Alaskan salmon and follow Fishpeople’s philosophy of full traceability, with each product outfitted with a code to trace the origins of the fish inside. Both products, when released, will be available on

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Published on
August 14, 2018

Good Catch Foods is the latest entrant in a growing pool of companies finding success by producing plant-based takes on popular seafood items.

The New York City, U.S.A.-based firm recently secured USD 8.7 million (EUR 7.5 million) in funding to start distributing its plant-based tuna pouches and other products.

"The relentless and indiscriminate killing of marine life is devastating ocean ecosystems," said Good Catch cofounders and co-CEOs Chris

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
August 10, 2018

The National Fisheries Institute’s Dish on Fish blog continues to garner accolades for its modern, digital approach to educating consumers about seafood.

Most recently, the blog was named as a finalist in PR News’ 2018 Platinum PR and Agency Elite Awards, which recognize the year’s most-outstanding communications campaigns across dozens of categories.

A finalist in the awards’ category for blogs, Dish on Fish is competing

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Published on
August 7, 2018

An upscale Miami Beach, Florida-based hotel is featuring a limited batch of 8-pound Norwegian red king crab for USD 600 (EUR 519) each.

The exclusive, gigantic crabs featured at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel are sourced from the waters of the Barents Sea of Norway. The crabs are shipped live and housed live in "Water World," a collection of custom-made, 2,000-gallon salt water tanks at the hotel.

The 8-pound crab, steamed and served

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Published on
August 7, 2018

Walmart is expanding its e-commerce fresh meal-kit selection and – unlike its in-store kits – seafood is included.

Meal-kit provider Gobble announced a partnership with Walmart to sell its meal kits on the global retailer’s website. 

In March, Walmart launched an expansive array of fresh meal kits in 250 of its United States stores, but the initial launch did not include seafood kits.

However, Gobble’s meal

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Published on
August 6, 2018

Louisiana Chef Ryan Trahan was named the King of American Seafood at the Great American Seafood Cook-Off competition in New Orleans, Louisiana on 4 August.

Trahan, executive chef of Blue Dog Cafe in Lafayette, and his sous chef prepared Cracklin’ Crusted Red Snapper with pickled crawfish tails, buttermilk chili consommé, spring vegetables, and bowfin caviar.

Twelve chefs from across the United States competed in the annual cooking

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Jason Holland

Published on
August 3, 2018

From this month forward, tuna products from the Western Central Pacific Ocean can have their origins traced and verified via blockchain, following Pacifical’s decision to extend its traceability platform and to start publishing Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification and traceability data using the Ethereum public interface.

Information is collected by linking all data sources within the tuna marketing company’s supply

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