FDA Issues Revised “Advice about Eating Fish for Women Who Are or Might Become Pregnant, Breastfeeding Mothers, and Young Children”

July 3, 2019 FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing the availability of revised advice about eating fish, which updates advice that FDA and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jointly issued in January 2017.

First-of-its-Kind Report Benchmarks Seafood Environmental and Social Performance

June 17, 2019 Collaboration

A collaboration of leading global seafood certification and ratings programmes Thursday released Sustainable Seafood: A Global Benchmark, a first-of-its-kind snapshot of the environmental and social performance of worldwide seafood production. The Certification & Ratings Collaboration, consists of the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), Fair Trade USA, Marine Stewardship Council, Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program, and the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership. Its report was released at a Seafood Summit 2019 plenary presentation by ASC CEO and Collaboration Chair Chris Ninnes, offering industry, government, and non-governmental organization leaders an overview of key findings.

Citing NY AG Report, Class Action Alleges Stew Leonard’s Fish Products are Mislabeled

A proposed class action lawsuit claims Stew Leonard’s Inc. has deceptively mislabeled its red snapper and sockeye salmon products. Citing a report from the New York Attorney General’s office on the pervasive mislabeling of fish products in the state’s supermarkets, the complaint alleges Stew Leonard’s so-called red snapper and sockeye salmon products are, in truth, fish of an inferior grade and quality.

Top 10 List Shows Significant Increase in Seafood Consumption

December 19, 2018 National Fisheries Institute

In 2017 Americans ate 16 pounds of seafood per capita, an increase of 1.1 pounds from the 14.9 pounds consumed in 2016. It is the highest per capita consumption number in almost a decade.