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19 July 2013
Seafood Still Considered Good Source of Nutrients; Consumers Confused on Safety
US - Seafood continues to be a proven strong nutrient-rich food providing essential vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids, but consumers and some toxicologists...
Jamaica's Agricultural Sector Must Produce More
JAMAICA - Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Roger Clarke, has said that with Jamaica's vulnerability to natural disasters and dependence on food imports, the...
16 July 2013
Training Provided on Shellfish Health and Safety
ARGENTINA - The Directorate of Aquaculture has conducted a a workshop 'Best Practices and Classification of Shellfish Production Areas' for training in the extraction...
15 July 2013
Danish Fish Oil Company Charged for Over Illegal Blend
DENMARK - On 2 July fish oil refining company FF Skagen, based in Denmark, was charged, along with two other companies, of illegally blending feed grade fish oil...
12 July 2013
Seafood May Prevent Postnatal Depression
NORWAY - A high level of marine omega-3 fatty acids in the blood in the final stages of pregnancy can reduce the risk of postpartum depression....
Butterfish – a Source of Nutrients Essential for Human Health
NEW ZEALAND - The delicate and delicious butterfish, endemic to New Zealand, is a source of several nutrients important for human health, including iodine....
Study Shows Consumers Want to Know How Food is Produced
UK - An independent study shows that eight out of 10 UK consumers want to know which farm system has been used to produce their meat and dairy products. ...
11 July 2013
EFSA Marks First 10 years, Preparing for Future Challenges
EU - The European Food Safety Authority has shown that great advances have been made over the last year in key scientific areas such as risk-based approaches to...
Significant Harmful Algal Bloom Predicted in Western Lake Erie
US - NOAA and its research partners predict that the 2013 western Lake Erie harmful algal bloom (HAB) season will have a significant bloom of cyanobacteria, a toxic...
No Red Tide Detected in Central Luzon
PHILIPPINES - Bulacan, Zambales and Bataan provinces remain free from paralytic shellfish poison and red tide. ...
Shellfish Farmers Affected by Red Tide Urged to Shift to Agriculture
PHILIPPINES - Shellfish farmers affected by the red tide toxins plaguing Samar seawaters in Calbayog City have been advised to plant agricultural products as an...
09 July 2013
Fourth East Visayas Area positive of Red Tide Toxin
PHILIPPINES - Four bodies of water in Eastern Visayas have been tested positive of red tide toxin, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources said as it warns...
08 July 2013
Germany Amends Act to Reduce Antibiotic Use
GERMANY - The German Federal Council agreed a draft to amend the Drug Law (AMG) on Friday clearing the way for more transparency in the use of antibiotics in animal...
05 July 2013
Dr Fred Kibenge Invited to Testify at BC Salmon Inquiry
CANADA - Dr Fred Kibenge, one of the world’s leading authorities on infectious salmon anaemia (ISA), will testify this week at the Cohen Commission of Inquiry...
27 June 2013
EFSA Reports on Listeria Levels in Certain Ready-to-eat Foods
EU - The first part of EFSA’s analysis of an EU-wide baseline survey on Listeria monocytogenes published today (27 June) provides valuable insights into the presence...
24 June 2013
Eat More Than Two Fatty Fish Meals Per Week
NORWAY - Norwegian health authorities recommend young and pregnant women to eat two to three meals of fish per week, half of which should be fatty fish. ...
21 June 2013
Clearer Labelling for EU Fish Products
EU - A new system for labelling fish products, agreed by the European Union, will give consumers information about the way their fish is caught and sets a precedent...
Pregnant Women and Children Should Eat More Seafood
NORWAY - NIFES is concerned that pregnant women eat less seafood than advised. The concern is based on scientific assessments in several different reports both nationally...
20 June 2013
Young's Seafood to Use New Front of Pack Nutrition Label
UK - Young’s Seafood Limited has signed up to the Department of Health’s new consistent front of pack nutritional label design. ...
14 June 2013
Monterey Bay Aquarium Rates MSC Certified Seafood as Recommended Buy
US - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) received another independent confirmation of the scientific rigor and credibility of its certification and ecolabelling...
Five Day Shelf Life for Boiled/Chilled Crab Clusters
NORWAY - As boiled clusters of red king crab are sold as one unit, the recommended shelf life for chilled clusters is five days. This is the conclusion of the food...
12 June 2013
Technical Barriers Leading to Shrimp Export Refusal
VIET NAM - According to the Industry and Trade Department of Ca Mau, in one of the biggest seafood export localities, which gathers the biggest names in the seafood...
11 June 2013
US Joins Call to End Food Waste
ANALYSIS - The US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has joined the mounting global call to end food waste. ...
10 June 2013
Alaska Fish Factor: Salmon, Crab Fisheries Starting Up
US - Amidst the salmon fisheries starting up all across the state, several Alaska crab seasons also get underway each summer. In mid-June, the summer Dungeness crab...
Campaign Groups Petition President Obama over Misuse of Antibiotics
US - Campaign groups in the US have sent a petition signed by 795 health professionals to President Barack Obama, urging him to pressure the Food and Drug Administration...
07 June 2013
Russia Discusses Safety of Chilean Seafood
RUSSIA - Talks between Russia and Chile took place on 3 June 2013 in Moscow during the official visit of the Chilean delegation in order to get acquainted with the...
06 June 2013
Farmed Salmon Raises Blood Levels of Omega-3s
US - People who eat farm-raised salmon can increase their intake of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids to levels that may help reduce their risk of heart disease, according...
Fishery, Aquaculture Product Safety Regulations Revised
ECUADOR - The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture and Fisheries (MAGAP) has reviewed and updated the National Control Plan (NCP) which guarantees the...
04 June 2013
Aquaculture is Supplying Seafood to a Growing Demand
US - The growing demand for seafood around the world is offering some opportunities for alternative production systems....
Aquaculture to be Enhanced in Ethiopia
ETHIOPIA - An aquaculture workshop in Addis Ababa, organised by Wageningen UR and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), resulted in...
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