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26 November 2015
USDA Catfish Inspection to Begin in March 2016
US - The USDA has released a final rule establishing an inspection program for catfish, both domestically-raised and imported, which will become effective in March...
17 November 2015
Domoic Acid Findings Triggers Dungeness Crab Closures
US - After Domoic Acid was found in samples of Dungeness Crab, an indefinite delay in the California Fishery was imposed - this could be good news for the British...
30 October 2015
New Study Reveals Salmon Mislabeling in US
US - Oceana has released a new study that reveals the mislabeling of salmon in the US. ...
02 October 2015
Portable Device for Sickness-Causing Toxins a Handy Tool for Fishermen
US - Mussels, oysters, scallops and clams might be ingredients for fine cuisine, but they can also be a recipe for diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP). Now, researchers...
17 September 2015
Researchers Find Major Gaps in Understanding Risks, Benefits of Fish Consumption
US - Fish tissue is rarely measured for concentrations of both harmful contaminants and healthful nutrients across a range of species and geographic regions, say...
15 September 2015
Link Found Between Algal Blooms, Liver Disease
US - A US-wide study found a significant positive association between algal bloom coverage and death by non-alcoholic liver disease, reports Science for Environment...
03 September 2015
Chesapeake Bay Algal Bloom Among Most Intense in Years
US - Water sampling and aerial photography by researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science show that the algal blooms currently colouring...
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
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...
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....
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...
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....
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,...
17 June 2015
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...
02 April 2015
US Plans to Combat and Prevent Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
US - A smarter and judicious use of antibiotics will help to slow the emergence of resistant bacteria....
01 April 2015
Californian Seafood Company Ordered to Stop Work
US - LA Star Seafood Company Inc. has been told by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to halt operations over concerns about food safety....
27 February 2015
Economic Models Give Insights Into Global Sustainability Challenges
US - Combining global economics, geography, ecology and environmental sciences is essential to understanding how changes in trade and natural systems in one part...
05 February 2015
Researchers Develop Handheld Sensor to Detect Fish Fraud
US - Scientists at the University of South Florida's College of Marine Science have developed a handheld sensor capable of debunking fraudulent seafood species claims,...
11 December 2014
Urban Fish Farmers Must Apply Same Commercial Handling Methods
US - Farmers growing fish in an urban environment must comply with the same fish handling methods as rural aquaculture and commercial fisheries....
14 November 2014
Tiny Amounts of Fukushima Radioactivity Detected Off US/Canada West Coast
US - Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have detected the presence of small amounts of radioactivity from the 2011 Fukushima disaster...
04 November 2014
Researchers Report Contamination Issues for Californian Mussels
US - The pathogen Giardia duodenalis is present in mussels from freshwater run-off sites and from areas where California Sea Lions lounge along the coast of California,...
29 October 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...
28 October 2014
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...
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