Maine Lobstering Union Testifies For Lobster Processing Bonds

LD 1709, sponsored by Sen. Troy Jackson, would invest up to $10 million in the development of lobster processing facilities. LD 1756, sponsored by Rep. Mark Eves, would invest $15 million for research institutions to partner with Maine fishing families and seafood processing facilities to identify challenges and opportunities, to develop new products and diversify offerings, and to find new ways to increase value added processing to the industry here in Maine.

Vita Food Products Issues Voluntary Recall Of ELF Herring Fillets In Wine Sauce

March 31, 2014 FDA

Vita Food Products, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois is notifying the public that it is recalling 2,280 individual plastic jars of 12 ounce Elf Herring Fillets in Wine Sauce that actually contains herring fillets in sour cream and therefore contains undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. There have been no illnesses reported to date in connection with this product.

FDA Orders Jensen's Old Fashioned Smokehouse To Cease Operations

March 31, 2014 FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently ordered Jensen’s Old Fashioned Smokehouse Inc., a processor of smoked fish products in Seattle, Wash., to stop processing, preparing, packing, holding and distributing any food at or from its facility.

North American Meat Association Awards Reiser Its 2014 Supplier Of The Year Award

North American Meat Association gave its 2014 Supplier of the Year Award to Reiser. The award was accepted on behalf of the company by President Roger Reiser at a ceremony held during the association's Annual Meeting on Friday, March 21, 2014.

LimeSprings Beef Welcomes General Manager To Iowa Plant

March 31, 2014 LimeSprings Beef LLC

LimeSprings Beef LLC (LSB), a state-of-the-art, 25,125 square-foot beef processing facility with a focus on sustainable business practices, today announced the appointment of Michael Spinks as the facility's new general manager. The Lime Springs, Iowa based company aims to provide transparency to consumers about where their meat comes from and how it was raised.