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20 July 2016
Local Food Standards a Sticking Point in EU-US Free Trade Talks
GLOBAL - As free trade talks between EU and USA step up in the fourteenth round of negotiations, EU-wide agricultural organisation Copa and Cogeca said EU standards...
18 July 2016
GMO Labelling Bill Passed in US
US - New legislation designed to offer consumers more information about genetically engineered ingredients in their food passed in the US House of Representatives...
08 July 2016
Toxicologist Finds Eel Fishing Ban is Well Justified
NETHERLANDS - People who eat a lot of eel from polluted rivers in the Netherlands have high levels of dioxin- and PCB-like substances in their systems. This finding...
06 July 2016
Seaweed Could Potentially Help Fight Food Allergies
US - Seaweed has long been a staple food in many Asian countries and has recently caught on as a snack food in America as a healthful alternative to chips....
23 May 2016
Genetically Engineered Salmon Approved in Canada
CANADA - Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have approved AquAdvantage salmon for sale and consumption. ...
20 May 2016
European Commission Adopts Ecolabelling Scheme Report
EU - The European Commission has adopted a report on the feasibility of an EU ecolabel scheme for fishery and aquaculture products. ...
18 May 2016
Fish Mercury Levels Affected by Prey Type and Quality, Study Finds
US - Whether fish hunt nearshore or in the open water and what prey they eat affect the amount of mercury that accumulates in them, a Dartmouth College study shows....
17 May 2016
Smart Fish Labelling to be Presented at Aquaculture UK
UK - Researchers from Iceland, Norway, Scotland and Finland are working on a joint project called Smart-Fish that will be presented at the Aquaculture UK conference...
13 May 2016
MEPs Call for Strong Fish Traceability System in Europe
EU - A strong traceability system for all fishery products sold in EU restaurants and shops would help to prevent cases of mislabelling, said MEPs in a resolution...
28 April 2016
New Edible Coatings Able to Extend Shelf-life of Seafood
ECUADOR - Ximena CarriĆ³n Granda, a Food Engineering graduate from Ecuador, has developed edible coatings containing natural substances with antimicrobial properties...
20 April 2016
Pollutants in Fish Inhibit Human's Natural Defense System
US - In a new study, environmental pollutants found in fish were shown to obstruct the human body's natural defense system to expel harmful toxins. The Scripps Institution...
Saudi Arabia Bans Shrimp Imports from Pakistan
SAUDI ARABIA - Following a report from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on the detection of white spot in farmed shrimp in Pakistan, the Saudi Food...
19 April 2016
FDA Issues Import Alert on Shrimp,Prawns from Peninsular Malaysia
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an import alert allowing its District Offices to detain, without physical examination, imports of shrimp...
13 April 2016
Cause of Maryland Food Poisoning Outbreak Traced to Asia
US - Vibrio parahaemolyticus caused an outbreak of food poisoning in Maryland in 2010. The pathogen strain sequenced from patients proved to be the same strain as...
07 April 2016
Opportunity for Salmon Farmers After FVG Achieves Major Breakthrough with US FDA
GLOBAL - After more than five years of hard work by the world's leading fish veterinary company, Fish Vet Group (FVG), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
31 March 2016
New Report Hopes to Inspire Confidence in Fish Sales
US - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has released details about its most recent DNA test results that show 99.6 per cent of MSC labeled products are correctly...
17 March 2016
Workshop Bridges Gap Between Seafood Safety Research and Policy
EU - International experts provided valuable insights on how to bridge seafood safety information gaps and improve communication between decision makers and consumers...
14 March 2016
Fresh Cod Packaged With Oxygen Helps Improve Shelf Life
NORWAY - If nitrogen is replaced by high oxygen when packaging fresh cod, the fish retains its quality for longer, finds new research....
01 March 2016
EU Scientists Develop New Ways to Prevent Foodborne Illness
EU - The global fight against food poisoning and the requirement for high quality products have pushed European scientists into developing new technologies in food...
25 February 2016
Study Supports Fish Consumption During Pregnancy
US - A new study supports the theory that the detrimental effects of low-level exposure to mercury may be outweighed by the beneficial effects of fish consumption....
23 February 2016
Brazil Fights Fish Fraud in Run-Up to Easter
BRAZIL - Federal inspection agents from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) made an inspection of commercially sold fish in several Brazilian...
17 February 2016
Antibiotic Resistance Solution Needed for Food Security
GLOBAL - Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an emerging public health threat requiring a globally coordinated effort to counter the risks it poses to food security,...
29 January 2016
Study Finds Toxic Pollutants in Fish are Falling
US - A new global analysis of seafood found that fish populations throughout the world's oceans are contaminated with industrial and agricultural pollutants, collectively...
26 January 2016
Harmful Algal Blooms Detected in Chiloe Region
CHILE - Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) have been detected in five areas of Chile's Chiloe region. ...
20 January 2016
Canadian Government Invests in Tackling Seafood Fraud
CANADA - The Government of Canada has announced funding for genomics research in plant protection and food safety regulation....
08 January 2016
New Dietary Guidelines Urge Americans to Eat More Fish
US - The United States Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) has released the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), which...
04 January 2016
Fight Against Food Fraud Strengthened by New Research
EU - Impressive progress has been made in better understanding food fraud and developing online tools that will help the food sector tackle this threat....
17 December 2015
Senators Fight Federal Rules Establishing Catfish Inspection Office
US - US Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) have introduced a Resolution of Disapproval under the Congressional Review Act that would nullify the...
16 December 2015
States' Fish Consumption Advisories Often Not in Line with Federal Recommendations
US - Fish consumption advisories are used to inform citizens about fish with potentially hazardous levels of toxins such as methyl mercury....
15 December 2015
Viet Nam Expresses Concern Over New US Catfish Inspection Rules
VIET NAM - Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh expressed disappointment about the US Department of Agriculture's final rule on inspecting fish under the Siluriformes...
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