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Seafood processor nets FDA warning for lack of hazard plan  

A seafood processor in Indonesia is on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HAACP) regulation. According to the Dec. 29 warning letter recently made public by the FDA, the processor’s frozen vacuum packaged tuna were rendered injurious to health as they were prepared, packed or held under insanitary conditions. Officials from the… Continue Reading

Price Chopper, Market 32 stores recall sushi for risk of Listeria

Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets are recalling many varieties of packaged AFC Sushi branded tuna sushi because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The sushi was sold in various package styles at the deli section in Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets stores, according to the recall notice on Price Chopper’s website. “To date, affected sushi has only been found at the Price Chopper stories in Edwardsville, PA, at 180… Continue Reading

FDA, CDC won’t release details on tuna Salmonella outbreak

Although a county epidemiologist reported extensive details this week on a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella linked to tuna, federal agencies won’t release information on the investigation, which began more than a month ago. Before the epidemiologist’s presentation to the Clark County, WA, health board on Wednesday, no agencies at the local, state or federal levels… Continue Reading

Tuna linked to Salmonella outbreak; investigation just revealed

An ongoing coast-to-coast outbreak of Salmonella paratyphi linked to tuna is apparently being investigated by federal officials, but as of Thursday night, a county public health officer appears to be the only person taking publicly about it. Madison Riethman, an applied epidemiology fellow at Clark County Public Health in Washington state, discussed the outbreak Wednesday… Continue Reading

Tuna loins recalled in several states for risk of Salmonella

Relish Foods Inc. of Culver City, CA, is recalling frozen Newport brand tuna loins because a routine, random test by the Food and Drug Administration returned results for Salmonella bacteria. Relish Foods is working with the FDA on an investigation into what caused the problem, according to the recall notice posted on the agency’s website. The recalled tuna… Continue Reading

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