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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
FDA Online Tool to Help US Fight Seafood Fraud
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a new online learning module designed to help groups including “state regulators ensure the proper...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Weekly Overview: US Investigation Finds Majority of Seafood is Labelled Correctly
ANALYSIS - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released the results of a two year investigation into seafood labelling, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite...
FDA Investigation Finds Majority of Seafood is Labeled Correctly
US - The US Food and Drug Administration has released the results of a two year investigation into seafood labeling. The investigation has found that 85 per cent...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Russia Most Active in WTO over Animal Health and Food Safety
ANALYSIS - In just over two years since joining the World Trade Organization in August 2012, Russia has become one of the most active members of the body dealing...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Weekly Overview: New Study Examines Antibiotics in US Seafood
ANALYSIS - A new study by Arizona State University researchers is examining the persistence of antibiotics in seafood raised by aquaculture....
US Researchers Examine Antibiotic Content in Farmed Fish
US - In a new study, Hansa Done, PhD candidate, and Rolf Halden, PhD, researchers at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, examine antibiotic content...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Are There Enough Fish to Go Around?
UK - Scientists from the University of York have released a report highlighting the gap between declining wild fish supplies and healthy eating advice recommending...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Weekly Overview: Native UK Mussels Under Threat from Invasive Freshwater Mussel
ANALYSIS - The invasive quagga mussel has recently been found in Wraysbury Reservoir and the Wraysbury River, a tributary of the River Colne, in Surrey, UK, writes...
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Consumer Organisations Urge Feds to Implement Catfish Inspection Programme
US - A coalition of consumer and advocacy organizations including Food & Water Watch, the Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention, Consumer Federation...
Friday, October 03, 2014
Aquaculture’s Role in Building a Healthier America
US - Heart disease is the biggest avoidable killer in the United States of America and it costs the US economy around $273 billion to treat. Here, Linda Cornish,...
Friday, September 26, 2014
Oceana Reveals US, Global Seafood Fraud Findings
ANALYSIS - One in three seafood samples is mislabeled in the US and global fraud abounds as well, according to studies by Oceana....
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Biomin's FUMzyme® Receives EU Positive Vote for Authorisation
EU - FUMzyme® from the well-established Mycofix® product line of BIOMIN, is slated to become the first-ever purified enzyme authorized by the EU as substances...
President's Council Releases Report on Combating Antibiotic Resistance
US - The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) has released a report to the President entitled 'Combating Antibiotic Resistance', saying...
Friday, September 19, 2014
US Launches National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistance
US - The US government has launched a new strategy to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria with increased surveillance and faster tests....
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Concerns Raised over Future Safety of UK Food Imports
ANALYSIS - Concern is rising in the UK over the safety of imported meat and food products after funding for non-statutory residue testing is withdrawn at the end...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
EU Adopts Proposals to Improve Health, Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance
EU - The European Commission has adopted proposals on veterinary medicinal products and medicated feed, to improve the health and well-being of animals, to tackle...
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Red Tides Sighted in Hong Kong
HONG KONG - Two red tides have been sighted in Hong Kong waters over the past week, an inter-departmental red tide working group reported on the 5 September....
Monday, September 08, 2014
Rhode Island Adopts Oyster Aquaculture Disease Management Plan
US - The state of Rhode Island has adopted a plan facilitated by the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography to reduce the likelihood of human...
Friday, September 05, 2014
Randox Screen Test to Counter Rise in Oxytetracyclines
GLOBAL - A sharp rise in Oxytetracyclines residues within Asian seafood products has coincided with the development of a brand new test for the antimicrobial agent....
Monday, August 25, 2014
Fish and Chip Shop Awards Adds New Healthier Category
UK - The new Healthy Eating ‘Fish and Chips’ Award, sponsored by LoSalt, acknowledges UK fish and chip businesses that are excelling in educating and informing...
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Seafood Mislabeling can Expose Consumers to High Mercury Levels
US - New measurements from fish purchased at retail seafood counters in 10 different states show the extent to which mislabeling can expose consumers to unexpectedly...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Ecuador Starts Seasonal Red and Blue Crab Fishing Ban
ECUADOR - The second ban of fishing for red and blue crabs started on 15 August and will end on 15 September 2014....
Thursday, August 07, 2014
iPhone App Guides Pregnant Women on Eating Fish Safely
US - An iPhone app from Purdue University can help women who are pregnant or nursing safely eat seafood, a good source of nutrients for babies but also the subject...
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Viet Nam Cracks Down on Chemical Use in Shrimp Farming
VIET NAM - The Prime Minister has directed ministries and agencies to monitor shrimp production and trade more strictly....
New Handling Guideline Booklet to Benefit the Shrimp Industry
CANADA - Operators in the provincial shrimp sector will be better positioned to pursue best practices with the introduction of a new booklet supported by the Provincial...
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Red Tide Sighted in Hong Kong
HONG KONG - A red tide has been sighted in Hong Kong waters over the past week, an inter-departmental red tide working group reported....
Monday, August 04, 2014
New Regulations on Seafood Exports to Mexico
VIET NAM - All fisheries products exported to Mexico from countries including Viet Nam must now comply with new quarantine regulations....
Friday, August 01, 2014
New Research Finds Invasive Lionfish is Likely Safe to Eat
US - Scientists have learned that recent fears of invasive lionfish causing fish poisoning may be unfounded. If so, current efforts to control lionfish by fishing...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Weekly Overview: McDonald's Fish Burger May be Banned from Russia
ANALYSIS - McDonald's may be banned from producing a range of burgers and dairy products in Russia after the Russian food safety agency, Rosselkhoznadzor, suspected...
Concern Continues Over Potential Residues in Imported Foods
ANALYSIS - Concern is mounting over the threat of veterinary medicine residues in food products imported into the UK, writes Chris Harris....
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