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24 February 2014
Food Authority Criticised For Bacillus Safety Tests
EU – The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has been criticised by a British veterinary body over its evaluation of the safety of bacillus species in the food...
Scientists Find Low Levels of Heavy Metals in Saithe
NORWAY - Fillets of saithe from the North Sea and the Skagerrak contain low levels of heavy metals, which means that they are safe to eat....
20 February 2014
Fukushima Launches Fish Safety Website
JAPAN - Fukushima Prefecture’s fisheries organization has launched a website as part of efforts to publicise information about the radiation-related safety of...
Female Fish Retailers Gain Access to Sheltered Marketplaces
EGYPT - Female fish retailers in Egypt now have access to safe and clean sheltered marketplaces thanks to work by WorldFish. ...
19 February 2014
Campylobacter and Salmonella Cases Falling Across Europe
EUROPE- The number of cases of infections from Campylobacter and Salmonella in Europe are falling....
14 February 2014
Aquaculture America 2014: Good Food Safety Crucial for Aquaponics
US - As an up-coming industry, aquaponic systems need to have excellent food safety. Sarah Taber, Director of Food Safety at the Aquaponics Association, discusses...
How Big is Carbon Footprint of Food Waste?
GLOBAL - The carbon footprint of worldwide food losses and food waste amounts to the equivalent of 3.3 giga tons of CO2 emissions....
Harmful Algal Bloom Blamed for Hainan Fish Deaths
CHINA - Officials in south China's island province of Hainan have blamed red tide, harmful algal blooms, for the recent mass deaths of fish and shrimp in sea areas...
31 January 2014
Heavy Metals in Asian Carp not a Health Concern to Most
US - Researchers at the Prairie Research Institute's Illinois Natural History Survey have found that overall, concentrations of arsenic, selenium, and mercury in...
28 January 2014
VietNam, China Agree General Procedures in Seafood Quarantine
VIET NAM - Viet Nam and China have set up special working groups to deal with inspection and quarantine procedures of agricultural, fish and forestry products imported...
Ukraine Clears 10 Vietnamese Fishery Establishments for Export
VIET MAN - On 21 January 2014, the National Agro Forestry Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (NAFIQAD) published an official letter, sent by State Veterinary...
23 January 2014
Our Race Against Bacteria: Linking Livestock Production and Human Medicine
GLOBAL - The last decade has seen veterinary authorities address the routine use of antimicrobial drugs and prescribe more judicious use. But how could this benefit...
Risk Assessment Institute Offers Consumer Tips for Handling Fish
DENMARK - As part of International Green Week 2014, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) provides information on fish and sea food, their health benefits...
22 January 2014
Japan Removes Reduces Ethoxyquin Testing of Viet Nnam Shrimp
VIET NAM - On January 21 2014, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan (MHLW) issued an official announcement on increasing maximum residue limits (MRL)...
21 January 2014
Malaysian Consumer Group Calls for Ban on Antibiotics in Animal Feed
MALAYA - A consumer group in Malaysia has called on the authorities to ban antibiotic use in animal feeds following the EU ban on antibiotics in animal feed....
European Parliament Calls for Crack Down on Food Fraud
EU - European Members of Parliament have called on European countries to fix penalties for food fraud at at least twice the economic gain the fraudster gets from...
20 January 2014
Fisheries Still Affected by Oil Spill in the Philippines
PHILIPPINES - Fisherfolk in Estancia, particularly Barangay Botongan hit by an oil spill, are still warned by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, not...
17 January 2014
New Research Shows Dogfish, Swordfish and Mussels Accumulate the most Toxic Metals
SPAIN - Researchers at the University of Granada have published the largest study to date that analyses the levels of toxic metals (mercury, cadmium, lead, tin and...
Harmful Algal Bloom Affecting Philippines Shellfish
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has warned the public not to catch or eat shellfish from some coastal waters due to the presence...
14 January 2014
Weekly Overview: University of Arizona Release PCR Test for Early Mortality Syndrome
ANALYSIS - The University of Arizona, US, is releasing a PCR test that detects the bacteria causing the deadly shrimp disease Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS)....
10 January 2014
Russia Closes Door to More Norwegian Fish
NORWAY - The Norwegian ambassador is meeting with Russian veterinary authorities to discuss the fish export situation after Russia halted imports of Norwegian white...
Tests Show Puget Sound Geoduck Clams Safe to Eat
US - Arsenic tests by Washington State health officials have found that geoducks from Poverty Bay in Puget Sound are safe to eat....
06 January 2014
New Research Overturns Assumption about Mercury in the Arctic
GLOBAL - For years, scientists have assumed that if mercury is high and increasing in fish in the North American and European Arctic, the same is true of fish elsewhere...
03 January 2014
Mercury-Contaminated Fish Detected in Menorca
SPAIN - Oceana has detected mercury contamination in samples of monkfish and scorpion fish fished in the island of Menorca (Balearic Islands), in the Maó area....
31 December 2013
Global Food Security Relies on Trade
GLOBAL - On a global scale food supply is sufficient to feed the entire population but its uneven distribution leaves a significant proportion of the world’s population...
30 December 2013
US Consumers Confused about GMOs
US - Over half of US consumers express some level of concern about genetically-modified organisms (GMOs)....
27 December 2013
Holistic Farming Approach to Meet World Food Demand Sustainably
GLOBAL - A holistic long-term approach may be the key to introducing sustainability into the food and agriculture (F&A) equation, according to a new report from...
23 December 2013
Media Get First Tour of Fish Radiation Check Process
JAPAN - With the continued flow of radioactive water into the sea from the crippled Fukushima plant, consumers at home and abroad are concerned about the safety...
17 December 2013
Weekly Overview: New Year Promises More Sustainable Fishing as Reformed Fisheries Policy Comes into Effect
ANALYSIS - Last week, the European Union Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform package was approved in a final plenary vote. The new policy will now come into effect...
16 December 2013
China Bans Imports of Shellfish from US West Coast
CHINA and US - China has suspended imports of shellfish from the west coast of the United States, an unprecedented move that cuts off a $270 million Northwest industry...
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