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Report: Bait-and-Switch Tactics Found in One-Third of U.S. Shrimp Sales


Oceana, the oceans conservation group that’s earned a reputation for sniffing out fish fraud, is out with a new study on how consumers are even being fooled by America’s favorite seafood — shrimp purchased at restaurants and grocery stores. In the only known U.S. study using DNA testing on retail and restaurant shrimp, Oceana confirmed… 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

Undeclared Allergen in Chicken and Yam Pies Prompts Recall



A California-based company is recalling approximately 79 pounds of chicken and yam pie products because they may have been made with a curry paste that contains shrimp, but shrimp  – a known allergen – is not listed as an ingredient. Piccadilly Fine Foods of Santa Clara, CA issued a voluntary recall of the products Thursday… Continue Reading

ABC Finds Illegal Antibiotics in Imported Shrimp

Traces of illegal antibiotics are lurking in America’s favorite seafood, according to a new report by ABC World News. The news outlet tested 30 imported shrimp samples from grocery stores across the country and found three were positive for antibiotics that are banned in the United States. Though the sample size was small, the fact… Continue Reading

UK’s Novel Food Panel Looks at Shrimp Oil Safety

Oil produced from shrimp could soon be used as an ingredient in food supplement products in Europe. But since the oil is a new and novel food ingredient with no significant history of consumption in the European Union before May 15, 1997, the product, to be known by the trade name Calanus® Oil, must go… Continue Reading

Allergy Alert: Lean Cuisine Recall for Mislabeling

Nestlé Prepared Foods Company is recalling a small number — less than 200 packages — of Lean Cuisine Dinnertime Selects Chicken Fettuccini because they might contain Lean Cuisine Dinnertime Selects Lemon Garlic Shrimp. The mixed up packages were possibly shipped to grocers in Alaska, Florida, Idaho, Oregon and Washington state. Four consumers who purchased the mislabeled… Continue Reading

Potluck: Shrimp Roasted with Fresh Herbs

Roasting is a novel way of cooking shrimp, which can then be used as an appetizer, or in a salad or on pasta, rice or grains.   Ingredients: 2 lbs. shrimp, large, peeled, deveined ½ cup olive oil 2 Tbsp lemon juice 2 Tbsp lemon zest 2 cloves garlic, minced 5 sprigs rosemary, fresh 1.5 Tbsp tarragon, fresh 6 sprigs thyme, fresh 3 Tbsp dill, fresh, chopped ½ tsp sea… Continue Reading

NOAA Reopens Gulf to Deep Water Shrimp Fishing

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is re-opening 4,213 square miles of Gulf of Mexico federal waters to royal red shrimping, a deep-water fish that has been prohibited in the area since November when a shrimper found tar balls in his net. NOAA said that while the tar balls could not be conclusively linked to… Continue Reading