Foodservice & Retail

Published on
September 7, 2018

After People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) targeted Maryland’s blue crab industry in an ad campaign last month, seafood restaurant Jimmy’s Famous Seafood is fighting back to protect its livelihood.

“It’s our livelihood and the Maryland blue crab is the bloodline of Maryland.…Tens of thousands of jobs depend on the Maryland blue crab economy on a daily basis,” John Minadakis, owner of

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Published on
September 5, 2018

A group of U.S. non-governmental organizations have begun a nationwide campaign urging the nation’s three largest foodservice management companies to buy more local and community-based products, including seafood.

The Community Coalition for Real Meals, which includes the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA), Friends of the Earth, and Real Food Challenge, say that Aramark, Compass Group, and Sodexo need to reorient their business

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Published on
August 31, 2018

As American children head back to school, experts have a number of tips to help parents prepare quick seafood meals.

“Serving seafood in familiar dishes like tacos, enchiladas, soups, salads, burgers and baked dishes can be a beneficial way for kids to eat more seafood,” said Joe Urban, director of food and nutrition services for Greenville County Schools in Greenville, South Carolina, in a Seafood Nutrition Partnership press

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Jason Holland

Published on
August 31, 2018
foodservice

The 12 semi-finalists in the United Kingdom’s 2018 Seafood Restaurant of the Year competition have been confirmed. 

Launched in 2015 by seafood trade body Seafish, the competition was created to find the finest restaurants in the country that not only cook and serve exceptional fish and shellfish dishes, but who are able to demonstrate their commitment to responsible sourcing and customer service. 

Following initial judging, this

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Published on
August 30, 2018

Timed with the Labor Day holiday in the United States on 3 September, Red Lobster is bringing back its Endless Shrimp promotion.

For the current Endless Shrimp promotion, Red Lobster is featuring two new dishes: Crunchy Fiesta Shrimp, which entails crispy tortilla-crusted shrimp that is topped with a three-cheese sauce and pico de gallo; and Sesame-Ginger Grilled Shrimp, which is grilled shrimp drizzled with a savory soy-ginger sauce and topped

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
August 22, 2018

Grimsby-based seafood supplier JCS Fish has scored a national distribution contract with British online retailer Ocado, the company announced on 20 August. 

Ocado’s platform will feature JCS Fish’s range of BigFish Brand Salmon Bites and Goujons, products conceptualized with the fast-growing, booming breaded fish market in mind. Three products from the range currently have listings on Ocado per the contract: Salmon Bites and

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Ben Fisher

Published on
August 22, 2018

U.S. mega-retailer Target has decided to resume its sale of farmed salmon, nearly a decade after it shifted to selling exclusively wild-caught Alaskan salmon. 

A year after Target made its decision to sell only wild salmon in 2010, the retailer announced that it would only sell sustainable and traceable seafood. Now, the Minneapolis-based retail giant seems to have shifted gears, claiming in a recent release that farmed salmon can be

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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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