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Fish tales: Angler offers tips on safest options for fish lovers


Apart from the fact that fish is rich in protein and low in saturated fat, it is also a good source of omega-3, a fatty acid which is known to reduce the risk of abnormal heartbeats that can cause sudden death. The same fatty acid also helps to decrease triglyceride levels, lower blood pressure, and… Continue Reading

Hepatitis A found in tuna; time limited for post-exposure shots

Anyone who has not been vaccinated for Hepatitis A and has eaten imported yellowfin tuna in the past two weeks — especially if they live in California, Oklahoma, New York or Texas — should consider getting a post-exposure prophylactic shot for the virus. That recommendation from public health officials with the Food and Drug Administration… Continue Reading

Something fishy: FDA’s final advice on when to eat which fish

The Food and Drug Administration issued its “final advice” on fish and shellfish this week, warning against eating some species and encouraging Americans to eat three servings a week of others. The federal agency gave particular attention to pregnant and breastfeeding women, and in less than 24 hours the Center for Science in the Public… Continue Reading

FDA warns Hawaii seafood processor about handling of tuna

A seafood-processing facility in Honolulu was found to have “serious violations” of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations during a May 17 and 20 inspection by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The resulting warning letter, dated July 27 and sent from the agency’s San Francisco District Office, informed Tropic Fish… Continue Reading

Consumer Reports: Pregnant Women Shouldn’t Eat Tuna

Can eating the wrong type of fish put you at higher risk for mercury exposure? That’s the question posed in the latest special food safety report published Wednesday from Consumer Reports, the publishing arm of the nonprofit Consumers Union. The noncontroversial answer is yes, certain fish contain higher levels of mercury than others — and different… Continue Reading

Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea Tuna Recalls Expand

Both Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea tuna brands have expanded their recalls first announced on Wednesday due to problems with the seams on their can lids not meeting safety standards. Bumble Bee’s recall now includes 5-ounce chunk white albacore and chunk light tuna products distributed to retailers between Jan. 17 and March 6,… Continue Reading

Loose Seams On Tuna Can Lids Prompts Recall

Two brands of tuna—Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea—were recalled Wednesday for loose lids or at least seams that didn’t meet standards, risking contamination from spoilage organisms or pathogens. It’s too early to know if the mistake is going to make anybody sick. Tri-Union Seafoods LLC recalled its 5-ounce Chicken of the Sea brand… Continue Reading

Report Says Tuna Could Be Dangerous for School Kids

Tuna-loving school kids are at risk for mercury poisoning, according to a new report sponsored by several public health, consumer and environmental groups. “Most children are already consuming only modest amounts of tuna and are not at significant risk,” said Michael Bender, director of the Mercury Policy Project (MPP). “So the focus really needs to… Continue Reading

Case Count Rises in Salmonella Tuna Outbreak

CDC: 390 Sickened in 27 States and District of Columbia

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the following update Thursday: The CDC reports a total of 390 persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Bareilly (376 persons) or Salmonella Nchanga (14 persons) have been reported from 27 states and the District of Columbia. 376 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella… Continue Reading

Bluefin Tuna With Elevated Radioactivity Still Safe

Movement of a little radioactivity in migrating Bluefin tuna might be a first, but it is not a threat to food safety.   Researchers from Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station claim to be the first scientists to document radioactive material in the sea being moved… Continue Reading