A new Consumer Reports (CR) study released Friday found that 60 percent of 342 samples of frozen shrimp it tested contained Salmonella, Vibrio, Listeria, or E. coli, and 2 percent tested
U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) introduced a bill this past week that would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure the safety of imported seafood. According to the American Shrimp Processors Association…
A large number of fish imported from China and Vietnam and sold in at least some U.S. supermarkets contain unnatural levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, according to tests performed and verified by researchers at…
The concept of “preventive controls” is an anxiety-producing one for many FDA-regulated food companies right now as the agency prepares to issue a final rule that will make hazard-prevention measures mandatory for processing facilities. As …
Early this year, the discovery that horsemeat was being substituted for beef in some European foods triggered widespread concern over food fraud in the EU. This substitution, deemed the “horsemeat scandal,” was eventually determined to…
The federal government Thursday warned fish processors to take safety precautions with species that carry a risk of ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP). In a draft guidance for industry published in the Federal Register, the U.S.…
In the two years since the BP oil spill, most scientific research on its effects falls into one of two categories — seafood safety or environmental damage.
Now there are signs science is moving beyond…
Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series on new and novel food pathogen interventions, based on presentations at the Food Pathogen Interventions Symposium in Seattle, WA on April 27, 2011.
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A second test to detect in seafood traces of the dispersants used to clean up the Deepwater Horizon-BP oil spill has been added by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Food and
An Oregon seafood processing facility and a California food manufacturing company recently received warning letters from FDA.
Napoleon Deli, located in Gladstone, OR, was warned about its tuna fish sandwiches not being under a viable