Tag Archives: Imported seafood

Lawmakers urge more FDA inspections of imported seafood, win approval

An effort to increase the amount of imported seafood the U.S. inspects for health issues has crossed a hurdle in the Senate. Louisiana’s two Republican senators, John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy, won approval of a measure that would add $3.1 million the FDA’s budget for such testing. Shrimpers in Terrebonne and Lafourche, joined by their peers in other states, have pushed for the measure,, The group represents shrimp fishermen and processors in Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. Video >click to read<17:48

Say “No” to Slave Shrimp

The Thanksgiving-Xmas-NYE season, at our house as at many others, is marked by several traditional holiday foods, including shrimp. To procure the shrimp, we usually try to find the best price; shrimp, once a luxury good, now seems pretty much a commodity product. We used to buy shrimp based largely on cost. Lately, however, we’re scrutinizing labels more carefully and digging a little deeper in our pockets. click here to read the story 08:48

Report: Imported seafood often contains dangerous drugs

In 2015, about 90 percent of seafood consumed in the U.S. was imported from overseas, and about half of that comes from fish farms, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The recent analysis released by the U.S. General Accountability Office found that some fish imported from other countries, including China, India and Vietnam, contain high levels of drug residue, yet few samples are ever tested. click here to read the story 12:04

Outer Banks Catch pulls out of Seafood Fest – the public is being misled

Citing concerns over the lack of local seafood served at the Outer Banks Seafood Festival, Outer Banks Catch (OBC) has chosen not to participate in this year’s event, scheduled for Oct. 15. A letter from OBC Executive Director Sandy Semans Ross stated that, “This action is not being taken lightly,” adding that the event’s advertising has “indicated that local seafood is the fare of the day at the event. Most of it is not; the public is being misled.” “The biggest point of contention…was the fact that the seafood festival doesn’t serve one hundred percent locally caught seafood,, Read the rest here 13:34

Video: Has America lost control of its seafood?

Despite having some of the longest coastlines of any country in the world, the United States imports 90% of the fish and seafood it eats.  Watch the video here 10:36

5 reasons why slaves still catch your seafood

BANGKOK — Seafaring slave ships didn’t vanish in the 19th century. They still persist. And there’s a good chance they’re catching your dinner.  Heads up: reason #5 is your fault.  Read more here  10:03

Imported seafood? Will North Carolina’s commercial fishermen benefit?

Gov. Pat McCrory and N.C. Department of Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker are tone deaf. They took great pleasure in announcing in a press release Friday that RC Creations LLC, a seafood processing company, would establish a facility in Pender County to import fresh and frozen seafood from around the world (read foreign seafood from Southeast Asia) to create ready-to-eat packaged seafood products that it will ship domestically and internationally. [email protected]  16:00