1 in 3 businesses sold mislabeled fish, advocacy group found
The seafood you buy at the supermarket may not always be what it says on the label. A new report found one in five samples of fish tested from markets and restaurants were mislabeled. The U.S. imports about 90 percent of its seafood. But once those shipments cross the border, the report says they are rarely tracked all the way to your table. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Fish On Your Plate May Not Be What You Ordered
A new investigation finds that one-fifth of U.S. seafood tested is mislabeled. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 7, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Watch out - These 5 everyday products may be contaminated with plastics
(Natural News) You may be increasing your fiber intake by unknowingly ingesting plastic, reveals disgusting new research by the Environmental Investigation Agency. From beer to tea bags, seemingly harmless everyday items may contain minute traces of plastics. If you thought that you were “safe” from microplastic pollution because you have been refraining from eating seafood,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Achieving Paris climate target could net additional billions in fisheries revenue
(University of British Columbia) Achieving the Paris Agreement global warming target could protect millions of tonnes in annual worldwide fisheries catch, as well as billions of dollars of annual revenues for fishers, workers' income and household seafood expenditures, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., and Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas on a new strategy to advance FDA ’s food safety mission and modernize oversight of imported food
American consumers expect a diverse, robust and fresh food supply that ’s affordable and safe all year round. Since not all food products can be produced solely by domestic facilities, to help meet these demands, the U.S. imports about 15 percent of its overall food supply from more than 200 countries or territories representing about 125,000 international food facil ities and farms. Over the past 15 years alone, we’ve seen a trend of rising imported foods. Other countries now supply about 32 percent of the fresh vegetables, 55 percent of the fresh fruit and 94 percent of the seafood that Americans enjoy. (Sour...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 25, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Florida's farmers plot new course after Hurricane Michael's deadly tear
Storm ’s assault through Panhandle has left growers moving away from traditional farming towards alternatives like hemp and hopsHurricane Michael ’s deadly tear through Florida’s Panhandle four months ago will help fuel a transformation of the state’s agricultural industry, experts are predicting, with significant numbers of growers moving away from traditional farming and towards a future of alternative crops such as hemp and hops.Related:Florida: seafood industry struggles to recover after Hurricane MichaelContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Richard Luscombe in Miami Tags: Florida Hurricane Michael Agriculture Environment Science US news Source Type: news

Smoked Alaska Seafoods, Inc. Recalls 6.5 oz Jars & Cans of Smoked Silver Salmon Because of Possible Health Risk
Smoked Alaska Seafoods, Inc. of Wasilla, AK is recalling all jars and cans of Smoked Silver Salmon in 6.5 oz. containers with the production code of AL81111133 on the bottom of the jar/can because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 16, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Seafood mislabelling persistent throughout supply chain, study finds
(University of Guelph) Researchers examined 203 samples from 12 key targeted species collected from various importers, processing plants and retailers in Ontario. Of the samples, 141 were from retailers, 51 from importers and 11 from processing plants. The findings revealed 32 per cent of the samples overall were mislabelled. The mislabelling rate was 17.6 per cent at the import stage, 27.3 per cent at processing plants and 38.1 per cent at retailers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

January 9, 2010: Owner of Seafood Company Sentenced to Prison for Blue Crab Scam
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - January 31, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Injury and illness among onshore workers in Alaska's seafood processing industry: analysis of workers' compensation claims, 2014-2015 - Syron LN, Lucas DL, Bovbjerg VE, Kincl LD.
BACKGROUND: Alaska's onshore seafood processing industry is economically vital and hazardous. METHODS: Accepted Alaska workers' compensation claims data from 2014 to 2015 were manually reviewed and coded with the Occupational Injury and Illness Cla... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Jellyfish map could be the future to protecting UK waters and fish
(University of Southampton) A University of Southampton research team has developed a map of chemicals found in Jellyfish caught across 1 million square-kilometres of UK waters. The same chemicals are found in other marine animals such as birds and fish.These findings can support conservation efforts by helping track an animals movements and also be used as a tool to detect food fraud by identifying where seafood products were sourced from. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 16, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Cardiovascular disease risk linked to lack of sleep
People who slept for less than six hours a night at increased risk of atherosclerosis Related items fromOnMedica Omega 3 from seafood linked to healthier ageing Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Diabetes risk lower with high intake of fruit and veg Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets Obesity associated with worse mortality and higher CVD risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

An outbreak of paralytic shellfish poisoning in Tasmania - Edwards LJ, Wilson K, Veitch MG.
Paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) is a rare illness caused by eating shellfish containing paralytic shellfish toxins (PST). Toxins are produced during harmful algal blooms, which occur most years on the east coast of Tasmania. Contaminated seafood looks ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

SKELETON CREW only for FDA inspections of "high risk" U.S. food-processing facilities while government in shutdown – Domestic food gets even scarier
(Natural News) Do you eat canned foods, chicken, seafood, or dairy products? Anything coming out of a U.S. factory during this government shutdown now has an even higher chance of being contaminated with feces, E. coli, Salmonella, pathogens and parasites – more so than even before this crisis. Even infant formula is considered to be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You May Be at Higher Risk of Eating Contaminated Food During the Government Shutdown
The partial government shutdown has crippled the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s food safety surveillance efforts, pausing many domestic inspections and potentially putting more Americans at risk of contracting food-borne illnesses such as E. coli, salmonella and norovirus. “There’s a lot of ready-to-eat food that the FDA oversees that consumers ultimately have to trust doesn’t have a pathogen on it that can kill you,” says Seattle-based food-borne illness lawyer Bill Marler. “We need to get people back to doing their jobs.” About 41% of the FDA’s workforce is currently ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Fish farmers of the Caribbean
(University of California - Santa Barbara) There are only so many fish in the sea. And our appetite for seafood has already stressed many wild fisheries to the breaking point. Meanwhile, the planet's growing population will only further increase the need for animal protein, one of the most resource-intensive types of food to produce. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 10, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ways to Eat Well Without Breaking the Bank
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 -- Is your budget at odds with your desire to eat healthy? Seafood, lean cuts of meat and fresh produce can be pricey, but there are many foods that let you stretch your shopping dollars. At about 15 cents each, protein-rich... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Get Smart About Storing Seafood
MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 -- With concerns about overfishing, it's shocking to learn that 40 percent of the edible U.S. seafood supply is lost or wasted every year -- and half of that is by consumers. That's not only money down the drain, but also a loss... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nearly Half Of Food Allergies Are Developed In Adulthood
BOSTON (CBS) — Christine Collins carries her EpiPen wherever she goes. After eating seafood her entire life, the 42-year-old developed a life-threatening food allergy to shellfish in her 20s. “It felt like my throat was closing up like, started with wheezing and just got tighter and tighter,” she said. “By the time we were in front of the ER, I couldn’t breathe so that’s how fast it happened.” An EpiPen and a medical alert bracelet (WBZ-TV) New research shows an estimated 26 million adults have a food allergy in the U.S. — that is one in 10 adults. Nearly half developed ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall EpiPen Food Allergies Local TV Source Type: news

Less than half of over-40s opt for free NHS health check
Some 15 million people eligible in past five years, says NHS England Related items fromOnMedica Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets Decade on, still not clear what overall health benefits of NHS Health Check are New ‘treadmill test’ can predict mortality Public urged to check their ‘heart age’ to prevent premature death Omega 3 from seafood linked to healthier ageing (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 2, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Your grocery bill could rise 3.5% in 2019 due to soaring vegetable prices, study predicts
The price of food could increase by up to 3.5 per cent in 2019, an annual study of food prices predicts, but there’s good news for Canadian consumers buying meat and seafood, which are projected to become cheaper. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

Annual grocery bill for average Canadian family could rise $400 next year, study predicts
The price of food could increase by up to 3.5 per cent in 2019, an annual study of food prices predicts, but there’s good news for Canadian consumers buying meat and seafood, which are projected to become cheaper. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

Study offers new approach to assess sustainability of reef fish
(University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine& Atmospheric Science) A new study helping to improve how sustainability is measured for popular reef fish could help better assess the eco-friendly seafood options at the dinner table. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 30, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Gulf of Mexico seafood harvesters: part 1. occupational injury and fatigue risk factors - Myers ML, Durborow RM, Kane AS.
During 2000 –2009, 116 Gulf of Mexico (GoM) fishers were killed (23% of the US total) while working in the shrimp, finfish, oyster, clam, and crab fisheries. The purpose of this literature review is to identify injury-related risk factors to better assess... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Gulf of Mexico seafood harvesters: part 2: occupational health-related risk factors - Myers ML, Durborow RM, Kane AS.
The purpose of this literature review, the second in a series following one on traumatic injuries and fatigue, is to identify potential health hazards to inform a study of occupational health and safety among fish harvesters in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). Fi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Gulf of Mexico seafood harvesters: part 3. potential occupational risk reduction measures - Myers ML, Durborow RM, Kane AS.
1. BACKGROUND: Fishers face many occupational hazards that include a high risk of fatal and nonfatal injuries and a variety of adverse health effects. Our purpose is to provide an overview of potential countermeasures for the control of hazards tha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

UCLA researchers and partners work with sushi restaurants to reduce seafood fraud
(University of California - Los Angeles) A new monitoring project involving UCLA researchers and partners aims to take 'fake sushi' off Los Angeles diners' plates. The Los Angeles Seafood Monitoring Project team -- which includes university researchers, students, sushi restaurants and government regulators -- is working to reduce sushi fraud and the mislabeling of fish. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Mediterranean diet: New evidence of its heart-healthy benefits
New research in rodents has tested the cardioprotective benefits of a compound triggered by consuming vegetables, fish, and seafood. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Eat your vegetables (and fish): Another reason why they may promote heart health
(American Physiological Society) Elevated levels of trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) -- a compound linked with the consumption of fish, seafood and a primarily vegetarian diet -- may reduce hypertension-related heart disease symptoms. New research in rats finds that low-dose treatment with TMAO reduced heart thickening (cardiac fibrosis) and markers of heart failure in an animal model of hypertension. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New research recovers nutrients from seafood process water
(Chalmers University of Technology) Process waters from the seafood industry contain valuable nutrients, that could be used in food or aquaculture feed. But currently, these process waters are treated as waste. Now, a research project from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, shows the potential of recycling these nutrients back into the food chain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Higher Omega-3 Levels Linked to Healthier Aging Higher Omega-3 Levels Linked to Healthier Aging
New analysis from the Cardiovascular Health Study suggests higher serum levels of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, particularly from seafood, contributes to healthier aging.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Ecolabelling no help in sustainable seafood sales
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) When researchers tested how ecolabels for sustainably harvested seafood would affect shopping choices in Germany and Norway, they found that customers bought significantly more seafood overall -- including options that were not sustainably harvested. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Omega 3 fatty acids found in seafood tied to healthy aging
(Reuters Health) - People may be more likely to age without health problems when they have more omega 3 fatty acids in their blood, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fish fraud is rampant – and the government rarely tests it
Near a coastline or not, seafood is an increasingly popular food option for Americans. The U.S. is now the second-largest consumer of seafood worldwide after China and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about 20 percent of adults are eating fish at least twice a week. But choosing your fish doesn't always mean getting what you're after. Meg Oliver reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Research Finds Link Between Seafood, Healthy Aging
BOSTON (CBS) – If you want to grow old gracefully, perhaps you should eat more fish. A new study finds a link between eating seafood and healthy aging. Even though we all want to live longer, we want to live longer without pain and suffering and with a good quality of life. And researchers at Tufts University and around the country say eating more fish could help towards that end. They followed more than 2500 older adults between 1992 and 2015 and found that those with the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids found in fish had an 18-percent lower risk of unhealthy aging. While the study doesn’t prove th...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Seafood Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Seafood rich in omega-3 may promote healthy aging
New research suggests that people who consume high levels of omega-3 fatty acids from seafood are more likely to stay disease-free well into old age. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Protein-Packed Foods That Should Be Part of Your Diet
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- Protein is key to your well-being and deserves a significant place in every diet. Knowing the best sources can boost your health as well as help you feel more satisfied on fewer calories. Seafood is an excellent protein... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Omega 3 from seafood linked to healthier ageing
Higher levels of circulating n-3 PUFAs from seafood associated with lower risk of unhealthy ageing Related items fromOnMedica Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Obesity associated with worse mortality and higher CVD risk More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease Low vitamin D levels linked to faster cognitive decline (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Eating Fish May Help Keep You Healthy Into Old Age, Study Says
Certain fats found in seafood may help keep you healthy for years to come, according to a new study published in the BMJ. Higher blood levels of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids — healthy fats found in foods such as fish, nuts, leafy greens and vegetable and flaxseed oils — were associated with a greater chance of healthy aging, according to the observational research. Omega-3s found in seafood seemed to have the strongest effect, says study co-author Heidi Lai, a postdoctoral fellow at Tufts’ Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. “There had been studies that looked at the relationship...
Source: TIME: Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Omega-3s in Seafood May Keep You Healthier, Longer
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- Tuna, salmon, mackerel, cod: Whatever your preference, eating more seafood may help you stay healthy as you age, new research suggests. In a study spanning 22 years, researchers found that higher blood levels of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Omega-3 Supplements May Ease Anxiety
People with clinically diagnosed anxiety disorders who took large doses of the supplement — up to 2,000 milligrams a day — benefited most. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Anxiety and Stress Omega-3 Fatty Acids Oils and Fats Seafood Source Type: news

People Rarely Outgrow Seafood Allergies People Rarely Outgrow Seafood Allergies
A small study of children and adults in Canada suggests that fish and shellfish allergies don't usually resolve over time.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

People rarely outgrow seafood allergies
(Reuters Health) - A small study of children and adults in Canada suggests that fish and shellfish allergies don't usually resolve over time. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Landry's Seafood Discount, an AARP Member Benefit
As an AARP member, you can save on your check every day at Landry's Seafood. ... Learn more details about this restaurant benefit and how to access. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - October 7, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Descuentos en Landry's Seafood, un beneficio de AARP
Como socio de AARP, ahorras todos los d à as en los restaurantes de Landry's Seafood. ... Conoce más detalles sobre este beneficio y cómo accederlo. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about chicken allergies
While fish and seafood often cause allergies, chicken meat allergies are less common. The symptoms can vary from mild to very severe. In some cases, chicken allergies are related to bird egg allergies, though they can also exist separately. Chicken allergies may be linked to other bird allergies. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

Thousands of food poisoning cases believed to be caused by fish are actually caused by environmental pollution
(Natural News) People are fond of seafood. In the U.S., this means that a person, on average, will consume more than 47 pounds (around 21.51 kg) of fish and seafood in a year. Unfortunately, this also means that his chances of being poisoned by eating contaminated fish are also increased. An article published in the journal Global... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The dangers of eating raw fish
Raw fish, such as sushi, and other uncooked seafood may be delicious, but they also may be dangerous -- even life-threatening -- if prepared inexpertly. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Korean Man Loses Forearm After Eating Contaminated Raw Seafood
The cause of the infection was reportedly a flesh-eating bacteria. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 29, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Man Loses Forearm After Eating Contaminated Raw Seafood
The cause of the infection was reportedly flesh-eating bacteria. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 29, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news