IN BRIEF - Shrimp crackers found to contain expired ingredients
Saturday, May 20, 2017
The producer of a popular shrimp snack has been caught using expired raw materials, including bonito extract powder that was nearly three years past its expiration date.
After receiving a tip-off, investigators from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), local health authorities and prosecutors, on Wednesday raided Yu Zong Foods Co (????) in Kaohsiung’s Daliao District (??), seizing expired bonito extract powder, anhydrous citric acid and red yeast rice powder.
During the raid, the company, which was founded in 1971, was found to have used the expired ingredients in the production of its popular shrimp snacks under the Hsia Wei Hsien (???) brand, as well as in a soybean powder product, the FDA said.
After the great success of the 1st International Jellyfish Conference at the Kamo Aquarium in 2015, the 2nd IJC will be held in Tianjin, this year in combination with the Annual Conference of the Chinese Aquariums. Guest speakers are famous jellyfish specialists from North and South America, Europe, Japan and China.
Further information and more details about the 2nd IJC will be published very soon on the IJC website.
The corporate parent of McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood (MSSR) has closed nearly one-third of the restaurants across the United States since purchasing the chain in 2012.
MSSR was purchased by Houston-based privately owned restaurant Landry’s Inc. in late 2011. At that time, the former Portland,Oregon-based upscale seafood chain had more than 80 restaurants, Dayton Daily News reported.
One of its 55 restaurants in the U.S., The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek, shut down abruptly on Sunday, September 24 after having operated for more than a decade.
“Our lease term came to an end, and due to rising real estate costs, we elected not to renew our lease,” Howard Cole, chief operating officer of Landry’s, Inc., told this news outlet via email on Sunday.
GAINESVILLE — Florida Keys fishermen are getting help from the air to locate lobster traps lost during Hurricane Irma.
Florida Sea Grant is sending two aircraft with GPS-capable cameras over the island chain to document the locations of lobster trap clusters in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
In a statement, Florida Sea Grant agent Shelly Krueger said the pilots are trained to identify areas where currents, winds and other storm-related impacts tend to pull traps, buoys and fishing lines together.
The data will be shared with lobster fishermen and state wildlife officials trying to salvage the equipment.
Billy Kelly of the Florida Keys Commercial Fisherman Association says the lobster fishing industry is worth $150 million in the Keys.
Krueger says commercial fishing is the second-largest source of jobs in Monroe County, after tourism.
The herring fishing season is underway in the Northumberland Strait with boats heading out to sea usually at night to catch Atlantic herring, one of the most abundant fish species on earth.
The season continues until a total quota is met in the region. Herring are fished for both food and bait, and the catch may be exported smoked, fresh, frozen, marinated/pickled/cured, and canned as “sardines” or for their roe. Products from Canada’s herring fishery are destined for markets in Japan, the United States, and the Dominican Republic. One of the most valuable herring products is roe for the Japanese market.
Law360, New York -- The former manager of a Louisiana fish processing plant owned by Omega Protein Inc. has pled guilty to directing employees to dump water from an effluent pond at the plant into a canal that feeds the state’s Vermilion River, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
Aldes K. "Al" Vidrine III, 52, of New Orleans, entered a guilty plea in Louisiana federal court this week to one count of unlawful discharge of a pollutant into a body of water in the U.S. He faces up to one year in...
ERONGO Marine managing director, Martha Uumati is happy with the progress of the Fish-4-Business project that was started by the company in rural areas two years ago.
The programme aims at promoting fish consumption in villages, while offering food security to many poor and elderly people in the rural areas.
The Fish-4-Business project also aims at supporting small businesses in rural Namibia through empowerment and skills development. Existing shop owners were given the opportunity to grow their businesses while creating and sustaining jobs through the promotion of local fish consumption.
The first Fish Shop was started at Onandjila Village in the Omusati region and is run by Taimi Amukwaya. Five other shops followed a year later, as part of the "Fish-4-Business Challenge 2016" at Oshikushomunkete Village (Oshikuku area), Elondo (Tsandi area), Rosh Pinah, Vyfrandkamp (Okahandja) and Rundu.
In order to allow recognition of other Standards and become aligned with current internationally recognised Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) guidelines, IFFO RS Ltd. has proposed to review and refine the IFFO RS Fisheries Improvers Programme Acceptance Mechanism to support organisations through a structured improvement process. The full draft of the IFFO RS Fisheries Improvers Programme Acceptance Mechanism is ready for public consultation via our websitefor a period of 30 days beginning 19th September 2017.
To continue with the development of the Fisheries Improvers Programme Acceptance Mechanism, IFFO RS Ltd. has produced a draft of the full Acceptance procedures that consists of requirements, assessment methodology, potential outcomes and other relevant measures. A public consultation feedback submission form (excel format) has been produced in order to provide a user friendly way for stakeholders and other interested parties to provide feedback on the development. The purpose of this public consultation is to obtain input from a wide range of stakeholders and interested parties on the proposed mechanism and to inform about the continuing development of the IFFO RS Fisheries Improvers Programme
Genoa, WI (WXOW) - The Missouri department of conservation received a special delivery from Genoa, Wisconsin: a truck full of just under 10,000 lake sturgeon. It's something the Genoa National Fish Hatchery does every year for Missouri and other areas of the Midwest.
Thousands of lake sturgeon not much longer than 6 inches each were loaded early Thursday morning for an all day trip back to Missouri, where they are sorely needed.
Dr Lynch started a captive breeding program at the CSIRO in Hobart with support from Seahorse World, the Zoo and Aquarium Association, the National Environmental Science Program (NESP) and the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.
And so far the program has had a positive start.
Three spotted handfish were collected from the River Derwent off the shore of Battery Point and taken to a tank at the CSIRO a few metres away.
The two adults, dubbed Harley and Rose, immediately started to dance around the pole placed in the tank for breeding.