Small food manufacturers have experienced significant challenges to operate and supply food during the COVID-19 pandemic. Free, onsite COVID-19 assessments conducted at seven seafood processing/distributing facilities through the first five months of 2021 revealed manufacturers' remarkable adaptability to protect workers and avoid closing, despite supply shortages and continually changing public health guidance.
As part of the Closer to Zero Action Plan, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to conduct an independent study to assess young children’s exposure to mercury from consuming seafood.
A recent report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization raises a concern with the limited existing data on seaweed food safety, and recommends several actions to close knowledge gaps and increase the safety of seaweed consumption.
Global Seafood Alliance's Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) label is the most comprehensive third-party certification system in the industry. It covers the entire aquaculture production chain and follows the four pillars of responsible seafood: environmental responsibility, social accountability, food safety, and animal health and welfare.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched the third phase of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Imported Seafood Pilot program, which uses AI and machine learning to strengthen the screening process for seafood imports entering the U.S.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA’s FSIS) has released two generic Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) models—one for farm-raised catfish, and the other for wild-caught catfish.