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Kroger, Safeway Will Nix GMO Salmon Regardless of FDA Decision

Kroger and Safeway, the largest retail grocery companies in the U.S., have reportedly agreed not to sell genetically modified salmon. The decision was released Monday by a coalition of food safety, consumer, health and fishing groups. The two grocery chains are now part of more than 9,000 stores across the country that have rejected carrying… Continue Reading

GE Salmon, Apples Keep Genetic Labeling On Legislative Menu in Olympia

Usually the Washington Legislature will steer clear – at least for a while – of a topic voters have settled in a recent initiative. That unwritten rule might ordinarily keep bills for labeling genetically modified food off the table for a while since voters narrowly nixed that idea in deciding against Initiative 522. House Bill… Continue Reading

Letter From the Editor: Selling Those Subsidies


When they are successful, subsidies follow values and are sold to the public as desirable commodities. And, they should do what they claim they will do. During the years I lived in the Pacific Northwest, where hydroelectricity starts out cheap, most folks willingly went along with increases in their electric bills to “save the salmon.”… Continue Reading

Salmon and Herring in Oil Recalled for Listeria Risk

A New York firm is recalling certain imported sliced salmon and herring products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Prime Food USA of Brooklyn issued a voluntary recall of its Latis brand Herring Fillet “Mateij,” Herring Fillet “Forelka” in Oil and Salmon Fillet Slices Wednesday after testing by the New York State Department… Continue Reading

Gold Coast Expands Recall of Seafood Spreads for Listeria Risk

A Florida-based company that recalled its crab spread for potential Listeria contamination earlier this month has expanded that recall to include three other kinds of seafood spreads. Gold Coast Salads of Naples, FL issued an updated voluntary recall of its Blue Crab Spread, Maine Lobster Spread, Lobster and Shrimp Spread and Smoked Salmon Spread this week,… Continue Reading

Smoked Salmon Recalled for Listeria Risk

A Florida-based company is recalling a batch of its smoked salmon because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. MKG Provisions of Miami, FL issued a voluntary recall of its Atlantic Smoked Salmon Batch #1768, sold under several brand names, after the Florida Department of Agriculture discovered Listeria in a sample of the finished product…. Continue Reading

String of Smoked Salmon Products Recalled for Listeria Potential

Five recalls in two months

Late last December, a Greek fish company announced that it was recalling its cold smoked salmon – sold in the United States – for potential Listeria contamination. This recall marked the fifth multistate market withdrawal of smoked salmon for the same problem since the beginning of November, 2012. The product, manufactured by Delifish, S.A. of… Continue Reading