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…

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.”…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Big Salmon won’t harm the environment, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Friday. It was good news for AquaBounty, the company seeking approval for the first genetically engineered animal for human consumption. Its salmon grows twice as fast as a normal salmon. A year in the works of lots of critics, the environmental…

A Seattle-based company is recalling 371 cases of smoked salmon because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC issued a voluntary recall of its Nathan’s Brand Cold Smoked Alaskan Salmon and LASCCO Cold Smoked Nova Atlantic Salmon Friday after internal testing revealed Listeria in a sample. Both products were imported…

A Florida-based company is recalling its sockeye salmon because the fish has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Michael Gourmet Delicacies of Miami, FL issued a voluntary recall of four varieties of vacuum packed Alaskan sockeye salmon Monday after testing by the Florida Department of Agriculture revealed Listeria in a sample of the…