The European Commission has put maximum levels on three additives in tuna to tackle food fraud. The excessive levels can expose consumers to the risk of histamine, also known as scombroid, poisoning, said the Commission.Continue Reading EU sets the limit for additives in tuna to combat fraud
Three histamine outbreaks in three months for Sweden
Sweden has reported three outbreaks of histamine poisoning in tuna from Vietnam in the past three months.
The outbreaks, which have affected about 60 people, do not appear to be directly related as the tuna…
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Firm recalls tuna because of reported illnesses; few traceability details offered
Consumer complaints of illnesses have spurred a recall of Unomundo brand tuna loins and steaks because of elevated levels of histamine.
Seven Seas Ltd. distributed the implicated tune in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British…
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Florida company recalls frozen tuna after 4 confirmed poisonings
Four people are confirmed sick in an outbreak of scombroid fish poisonings that are related to tuna now under recall by Mical Seafood Inc.
“Elevated levels of histamines can produce an allergic reaction called scombroid…
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DG SANTE audits tuna controls in Italy and Portugal
The European Commission’s unit responsible for policy on food safety and health has published two reports on fishery products from tuna species.
DG SANTE auditors went to Italy from Jan. 29 to Feb. 8 this…
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45 tons of frozen tuna seized in Spain because of illegal treatment
Spanish authorities have seized 45 tons of illegally treated tuna fish from four provinces. Four people face possible criminal penalties of up to four years in prison for endangering public health, as well as administrative …
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FDA Seeks to Stop CA Fish Producer, Cites Botulism Risk
The U.S. Food and Drug administration is seeking an injunction against a California seafood company because of a risk of botulism and other food hazards in its fish and fish products.
Government inspections determined that…
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Jury Blames Sexual Assault on Oysters, Not Groper
James Whitemarsh, a former BBC producer, has been acquitted of sexual assault by the Southwark Crown Court after a jury accepted his claim that eating raw oysters left him without control of his actions, according…
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