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02 September 2013
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...
27 August 2013
Ocean Fish Acquire more Mercury at Depth
US - Mercury—a common industrial toxin—is carried through the atmosphere before settling on the ocean and entering the marine food web. Now, exciting new research...
Fish Testing Costs May Increase 30 per cent
VIET NAM - According to the draft circular of Ministry of Finance (MOF), some kinds of administrative fees paid by fish producers, exporters and importers may increased...
26 August 2013
Toxic Water Leak Suspends all Fisheries off Fukushima Coast
JAPAN - All fisheries operations off the coast of Fukushima will be suspended as two fisheries cooperatives decided to stop their trial operation....
21 August 2013
Aquaculture Important for Reducing Food Insecurity in Pakistan
PAKISTAN - Speaking at the Pakistan Aquaculture and Fisheries Society (PAFS) annual conference, experts said that aquaculture could lead to a rich supply of protein...
Tests Rule Out Crystal Violet in Marine Harvest Salmon
CHILE - The National Fisheries and Aquaculture (SERNAPESCA) has announced that laboratory tests of 50 samples of salmon harvested in Apiao Center of Marine Harvest,...
16 August 2013
South Korea Calls for Solution to Red Tides
SOUTH KOREA - President Park Geun-hye rode on a Coast Guard boat this week, to get a firsthand look at red tides that have been sweeping through waters off South...
09 August 2013
Promising Future for Kelp Farming in New England
ANALYSIS - In order to feed a rapidly growing population, there will need to be a greater focus on food farmed in the ocean. Kelp has been highlighted as a possible...
06 August 2013
Norway Sets Ban on Live, Chilled Clams from Turkey
NORWAY - The Norwegian Food Safety Authority has set new safeguards for the importing of clams from Turkey. These regulations come into force on 5 August 2013....
Test Shows South Korean Fish Safe from Radiation
SOUTH KOREA - South Korean fishery products are nearly free of radiation and safe to eat, the government said Friday, amid renewed public scare over possible contamination...
Network Established for Monitoring Harmful Algae Blooms in Yucatan Peninsula
MEXICO - The National Fisheries Institute (INAPESCA) has establish a monitoring network for monitoring harmful microalgae in aquaculture areas on the coast of the...
02 August 2013
Call to Halt Imports of Japanese Fish due to Radiation Fears
SOUTH KOREA - South Korean environmental and civic groups have urged the government to stop importing fishery products from Japan until it can assure the public...
29 July 2013
Shellfish Harvesting Sites Closed Over Toxin Fears
SCOTLAND, UK - Following detection by the FSA of unusually high levels of toxins, various shellfish harvesting sites in Scotland have been closed. These toxins,...
Yessotoxin Allowable Limit Change for Bivalve Molluscs
NORWAY - The Norwegian Food Safety Authority is now conducting a hearing for the proposed amendment which would change the limits for yessotoxins in live bivalve...
Government Raids Fish Stalls Over Formalin Complaints
SRI LANKA - The minister of Cooperatives and Internal Trade, Mr Johnston Fernando, said that numerous complaints has been received alleging that fish retailers and...
26 July 2013
Who Should Set Food Safety, Health, Welfare Rules in the EU?
UK - A new government report of the roles of the EU and the national government in legislating for animal health and welfare and food safety indicates overall support...
Executive Director Resigns from EFSA
EU - Executive Director of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle, has quit the post to become Director General for agricultural,...
24 July 2013
Safe Seafood Project is Raising Expectations
EU - The FP7 ECsafeSEAFOOD project held its second coordinating meeting in Brussels, Belgium, on 18-19 June 2013. The project aims to assess food safety issues related...
23 July 2013
Crystal Violet Found in Salmon Shipment to the US
CHILE - Sernapesca officials have visited the Headquarters of Marine Harvest Chile, in order to investigate the finding of Crystal Violet (CV) in one of its salmon...
New Standard Shows Carbon Footprint of Seafood
NORWAY - A new standard to show climate change impacts, can strengthen the market position of the Norwegian seafood industry....
New UN Food Safety, Nutrition Standards will Benefit Consumers
GLOBAL - The UN food standards body Codex Alimentarius has agreed on new standards to protect the health of consumers worldwide. These include standards on fruit,...
Sewerage Infrastructure Improvements Led to Cleaner Shellfish
UK - Shellfish harvesting areas in the UK are cleaner, thanks to sewerage improvement schemes over the last decade which have lowered average levels of Escherichia...
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...
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