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08 November 2013
Hyatt Regency in Tokyo Admits Mislabeling Prawns on Menu
JAPAN - The Hyatt Regency hotel located in Tokyo’s Shinjuku is allegedly the latest hotel to be caught up in the widening restaurant menu mislabeling scandal....
29 October 2013
FDA to Help Ensure the Safety of Food for Animals
US - The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a proposed rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) aimed at improving the safety of food for...
28 October 2013
Insopesca Inspects Hygiene and Safety of Fishmonger Facilities
VENEZUELA - The Socialist Institute of Fishing and Aquaculture (Insopesca) is inspecting the health of fishmongers facilities in Zulia state, to fight against speculation...
Nutrient Enrichment and Climate Change Making Algal Blooms more Toxic
GLOBAL - Nutrient enrichment and climate change are posing yet another concern of growing importance: an apparent increase in the toxicity of some algal blooms in...
25 October 2013
Low Levels of Heavy Metals Found in Norwegian Cod
NORWAY - The concentration of heavy metals in cod from Salten in the Norwegian County of Nordland, has been found to be low....
22 October 2013
Fishermen Warned of Harmful Algal Bloom
AUSTRALIA - A toxic algal bloom, produces diarrhetic shellfish poisoning toxins, has been detected in the waters of Ballina Beach....
15 October 2013
Farmed and Wild Fish in a Moment of Harmony
ANALYSIS - As part of New York’s ongoing Nordic Food Festival, the Norwegian Seafood Council hosted a roundtable with journalists to help tackle some of the misconceptions...
14 October 2013
Researchers Find Salmon Could Contain Listeria Monocytogenes
NORWAY - Listeriosis, the disease caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, has never been traced back to Norwegian salmon products, but a recent NIFES study...
10 October 2013
Russian Delegation Visits Ecuador to Study Shrimp Production Process
ECUADOR - A group of delegates from the Russian Federation visited the National Fisheries Institute (INP) in Ecuador to study the process carried out in shrimp production...
07 October 2013
Warmer Oceans Could Raise Mercury Levels in Fish
GLOBAL - Rising ocean surface temperatures caused by climate change could make fish accumulate more mercury, increasing the health risk to people who eat seafood,...
04 October 2013
Secondary Fisheries Radiation Testing Needed to Restore Trust
JAPAN - South Korea is urging Japan to cooperate on radiation issues for fisheries exports....
UK Analysis Finds Negligible Residues
UK - Out of more than 31,000 samples and more than 34,000 analytical tests for residues in meat and fish products taken in the UK last year, just five incidents...
Aquaculture and Fishermen to Benefit from New Harmful Algal Bloom Warning System
UK - A forecasting system to warn of impending harmful algal blooms has won this year’s most beneficial Earth-monitoring service for European citizens....
02 October 2013
Concerns over Mercury Levels in Fish May be Unfounded
UK - New research from the University of Bristol suggests that fish accounts for only seven per cent of mercury levels in the human body....
30 September 2013
Fishing Off Fukushima Coast Resumes in Japan
JAPAN - Trial fishing operations have begun off Japan's Fukushima coast after radiations tests gave the all clear....
25 September 2013
Norwegian Designed Fish Freshness App Now on Android
NORWAY - The app that helps you to identify how fresh your fish is at the fish counter is now available for Android phones....
24 September 2013
Agency Seeks Comments on UK Feed Law?
UK - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a consultation to seek the views of stakeholders on proposed changes to the Feed Law Code of Practice. ...
23 September 2013
UK Food Standards Agency Tackles Cadmium in Crabs
UK - The Food Standards Agency has organised a working group to look at ways to reduce cadmium levels in brown meat from crabs through different processing methods....
19 September 2013
New Document Introduces Fish Hygiene Requirements
GLOBAL - The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has released a new document which provides an introduction to the hygiene requirements, controls and inspection...
18 September 2013
Red and Blue Crab Fishery Ban Ends in Ecuador
ECUADOR - The fishing ban on red and blue crab in Ecuador has now ended....
17 September 2013
EU Assesses Safety of Kenya's Fishery Products
KENYA - The European Commission has conducted a Food and Veterinary Office audit into whether fishery products from the EU are suitable or not for export to the...
13 September 2013
Marine Institute Advances Shellfish Safety Science
IRELAND - The Marine Institute has headed a major international project demonstrating the latest advances in shellfish safety. ...
11 September 2013
Central Luzon Still Free from Red Tide
PHILIPPINES - Bulacan, Zambales, and Bataan provinces remain clear from paralytic shellfish poison or most commonly known as red tide....
10 September 2013
Norwegian Crabs Found to be Free from Metals and Toxins
NORWAY - A new survey by NIFES, done on the behalf of the Norwegian Food safety Authority (FSA), has found that king crab have low levels of heavy metals and organic...
09 September 2013
Bangladesh Combating Chemical Use in Fish
BANGLADESH - The Department of Fisheries (DoF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh Shrimp and Fish Foundation (BSFF) and Rotary International...
06 September 2013
S. Korea Bans All Fisheries Products from Japan's Fukushima Region
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea expanded its import ban on Japan's fisheries products to include all fisheries products from the radiation-hit Fukushima and seven other...
Strengthening Aquaculture's Contribution to Food Security in Latin America
LATIN AMERICA - The Aquaculture Network for the Americas brought together Ministers of the industry to discuss strategies to strengthen the contribution of aquaculture...
03 September 2013
Weekly Overview: Further Fukushima Radiation Leaks Spark Fish Contamination Fears
ANALYSIS - News of further leaks of radioactive water at the Fukushima power plant in Japan have sparked more fear over the safety of seafood in the vicinity. In...
02 September 2013
S. Korea's Fish Safe from Japanese Radiation Leak
SOUTH KOREA - South Korean fisheries products are completely safe from Japan's radiation leak, the government said Monday, adding it will take at least 10 more years...
Researchers Track Antibiotic-resistant Strains of Salmonella from Farm to Fork
US - Continuing research on Salmonella may enable researchers to identify and track strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria as they evolve and spread, according...
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