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24 August 2015
Norwegian Farmed Fish Pass Safety Tests
NORWAY - In 2014, 13,180 farmed fish were investigated for illegal and unwanted substances by Norway's National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES),...
18 August 2015
US Antibiotic Resistance Results Positive for Food Safety
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported mostly encouraging results for food safety in its recent report on antibiotic resistance, although some...
11 August 2015
Weekly Overview: New Legislation to Guide Sustainable Aquaculture Development in Canada
ANALYSIS - The Canadian government is to back the expansion of an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable aquaculture industry through the introduction...
Pathogen Grows on Cold Smoked Salmon in Different Way to in Lab
US - The pathogen Listeria monocytogenes grows on refrigerated smoked salmon by way of different metabolic pathways from those it uses when growing on laboratory...
05 August 2015
Researchers Investigate Oyster Pathogens Harming Aquaculture Production
US - Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences researchers have been awarded a $394,694 grant to investigate pathogens that cause disease in oysters. Pathogens represent...
03 August 2015
Importance of Fish Oils in Diet Questioned
US - A new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania questions the relevance of fish oil-derived molecules and their purported...
Consumers Do Not View GMO Labels as Negative 'Warnings'
US - Labelling food containing GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) would not act as 'warning' labels and scare consumers away from purchasing these products, according...
21 July 2015
Weekly Overview: Norwegian Aquaculture Antibiotic Use at Lowest Level
ANALYSIS - According the 2014 Fish Health Report from the Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Norway's antibiotic use in aquaculture is at its lowest since the 1970's,...
17 July 2015
More Investment Needed to Fight World Hunger
GLOBAL - Eradicating world hunger sustainably by 2030 will require an estimated additional $267 billion per year on average for investments in rural and urban areas...
Blue Light Can Inactivate Foodborne Pathogens
SINGAPORE - A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has found that blue light emitting diodes (LEDs) have a strong antibacterial effect...
15 July 2015
Lake Erie 2015 Algal Bloom Predicted Worst in Recent Years
US - US scientists have predicted that the 2015 western Lake Erie harmful algal bloom season will be among the most severe in recent years....
13 July 2015
New 'Smart Label' Shows Freshness of Packaged Fish
SPAIN - The Polymer Research Group at the University of Burgos has developed a 'smart tag' that tells consumers the freshness of packaged fish by changing colour,...
08 July 2015
Tropical Reef Fish Causes Illness in More People Than Previously Thought
US - Public health records may significantly underestimate the number of people in Florida who are sickened by a rare, dangerous food-borne toxin carried by popular...
06 July 2015
Report Identifies Best Fish Temperatures to Prevent Toxin Development
EU - The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has produced a report into the best storage temperature to apply to fishery products at retail to prevent the development...
03 July 2015
Future Seafood Supply Altered by Climate Change
GLOBAL - The global supply of seafood is set to change substantially and many people will not be able to enjoy the same quantity and dishes in the future due to...
02 July 2015
Sharing Knowledge of Animal Nutrition Can Help Bridge the Productivity Gap
NETHERLANDS - Gaining new insights into animal nutrition and sharing this knowledge with others can help to bridge the global food gap. Professor Leo den Hartog...
29 June 2015
Success for FDA Fish Fraud Fighting Programme
US - The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) ongoing integration of forensic science as a way of combating seafood fraud and mislabeling is paying off....
Call for More Action on Global Food Security to Beat Hunger
GLOBAL - A United Nations’ target set in 2000 to reduce global hunger by a half by 2015 had almost been achieved....
23 June 2015
Kerala Launches New Aquaponics Project
INDIA - The Kerala State Fisheries Department has drawn up plans to use an aquaponics system with tilapia to help the newly-launched efforts to produce safe-to-eat...
19 June 2015
New Trans Fats Ban will not Apply to Fish Feed
US - The US Food and Drug Administration released the final determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are not generally recognized as safe, or GRAS,...
18 June 2015
MEPs Extend Animal Cloning Ban to Feed, Food and Imports
EU - A draft law to ban the cloning of all farm animals, their descendants and products derived from them, including imports, in the EU was voted by the Environment...
17 June 2015
Researchers Work to Reduce Risk from Algae Blooms
CANADA - University of Alberta scientists are working to mitigate the risks of toxic algae blooms using advanced flow cytometry, a technique they developed and have...
Call for Improvement in Counter Measure Against Food Poisoning Outbreaks
US - A consumer watchdog body in the US has called on authorities to step up reporting of outbreaks of food-borne illness and improve measures to counter the threat....
26 May 2015
US Politicians Debate Controversial Catfish Inspection
US - American lawmakers are trying again to stop a controversial catfish inspection programme, which has been described as a waste of American taxpayers’ money...
14 May 2015
Gulf of Maine Algal Blooms Extent Predicted Similar to Last Three Years
US - New England's spring and summer harmful algal blooms will be similar in extent to those of the past three years, according to the 2015 Gulf of Maine seasonal...
13 May 2015
Chesapeake Bay Harmful Algal Blooms Increasing
US - In the past 20 years, there has been a substantial increase in harmful algal bloom events in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, according to new research...
11 May 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: How Much are Fishermen Affected by Long Term Health Problems?
US - How much are fishermen affected by long term health problems like hearing loss, lack of sleep and high blood pressure? A pilot study aims to find out and researchers...
05 May 2015
Odisha to Set Up Quality Control Lab for Marine Products
INDIA - Odisha government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) to set up a laboratory for...
01 May 2015
New Ice Plant to Boost Somaliland Fisheries Sector
SOMALILAND - Local fisheries in Somaliland are set to benefit from a new ice plant. The ice plant will help keep landed fish fresh and in premium condition, helping...
24 April 2015
More Freedom for EU to Decide on Use of GMO's for Food and Feed
EU - The EU Commission has presented the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as food...
 
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