Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Fish sales at a supermarket.

NOAA develops new tool to fight mislabelling

Click on the flag for more information about United States UNITED STATES
Friday, March 15, 2019, 01:50 (GMT + 9)

NOAA Fisheries has formally rolled out a web-based screening tool that can flag potentially mislabeled finfish fillets before they hit the seafood aisle.

Developed by the National Seafood Inspection Laboratory (NSIL), the "Species Substitution & Protein Pattern Matching Tool" could help the seafood industry address finfish substitution and fraud.

According to NOAA, finfish fillets can be incorrectly labeled at any one of the numerous links in the chain from the fishermen to retail markets or restaurants. And the reasons for mislabeling are almost as numerous—ranging from a simple mistake to intentional fraud aimed at selling cheaper products at a higher price point.

The federal entity highlights that for shoppers, mislabeled fillets thwart consumer choice and can introduce food safety risks. The practice also erodes consumer confidence in seafood and undermines the economic viability of U.S. fisheries, which are rigorously managed under 10 national standards of sustainability.

To help maintain the nation’s safe, sustainable supply of seafood, researchers at NSIL developed a lab method and online screening tool that lab technicians can employ to compare finfish muscle proteins against NSIL’s Authenticated Finfish Species Library.

The tool quickly generates a list of species matches ranked from most to least likely—positioning it as a perfect precursor and complement to DNA testing programs.

Wholesale and other buyers typically send their fillet samples to third-party labs for DNA analysis when they suspect species substitution. By first screening their samples for common substitutions with the Species Substitution & Protein Pattern Matching Tool, however, these buyers can save time and money, reserving DNA testing for instances when a probable mislabeling needs to be verified.

The US Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory labs currently using DNA testing could also fold NSIL’s tool into their procedures to screen a larger quantity of finfish fillets for common substitutions.
 


[email protected]
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Japan
Aug 12, 08:00 (GMT + 9):
Japan and Vietnam ink first maritime patrol ship deal as South China Sea row heats up
Norway
Aug 12, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - New minimum prices of raw material for meal and oil purposes from August 17
Iceland
Aug 12, 06:00 (GMT + 9):
Samherji documentary about the beginning of the Central Bank case (video)
Ecuador
Aug 12, 05:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | iPac.acuicultura: China and Ecuador prepare an MOU on shrimp safety and biosecurity protocols
Peru
Aug 12, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | EuropaAzul: The anchovy season in Peru ends this Saturday
Thailand
Aug 12, 00:50 (GMT + 9):
Othe Media | SeafoodSource: Thai Union doubles shares in Russian company, closes plant in Thailand
Peru
Aug 12, 00:10 (GMT + 9):
On August 15, the first 2020 fishing season for anchovy will conclude
United Kingdom
Aug 12, 00:10 (GMT + 9):
‘Calm before the storm’ for UK fishing fleet as 2019 economic estimates published
Russian Federation
Aug 12, 00:10 (GMT + 9):
Has Putin turned the embargo into a good food deal?
Norway
Aug 11, 16:40 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | Fish Farmer: Fish farms urged to go electric
Japan
Aug 11, 15:00 (GMT + 9):
Japan's Kindai University changes sturgeons' sexes to female, could lead to cheaper caviar
South Korea
Aug 11, 15:00 (GMT + 9):
Importing frozen mackerel, up 61% from the previous year
Spain
Aug 11, 13:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Launched in Astander the first offshore wind platform prototype to be tested on the peninsula
Norway
Aug 11, 12:20 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Bravo Seafood on coronavirus, HORECA and low trout prices: 'It’ll be the acid test'
Worldwide
Aug 11, 11:50 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | The Fish Site: Shrimp aquaculture: a tale of two pandemics



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Pandemic threatens fishing industry in Edinburgh as catches plummet
United Kingdom The amount of seafood brought to shore in Edinburgh fell 87% in April and May. The fishing industry in Edinburgh has seen a dramatic decline during the coronavirus pandemic. The amount of seafood br...
Expert: Without updating the fleet, national quotas can go to other states
Russia Fed. If the national reserves of aquatic biological resources are not developed, other states will apply for the right to extract them The need for a large-scale renewal of the fishing fleet of Russia, th...
Press Release: A better take on toothfishing – right down the line (video)
Norway When asked why a group of Norwegians would go all-in for longline fishing in Antarctic waters, oceans apart from their North Sea home base, Arne Birkeland has a disarmingly sincere reply: “We ar...
The Barents Sea area increased the volume of fish catches and exports
Russia Fed. In the Murmansk region, in the first six months of 2020, the volume of fish catch increased. It amounted to 339.4 thousand tons, which is 1.5% compare previous year. This is evidenced by the data of t...
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation - Wartsila Group Headquarters
ITOCHU Corporation - Headquarters
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
AquaChile S.A. - Group Headquarters
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Brim ehf (formerly HB Grandi Ltd) - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
Cooke Inc. - Group Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart | Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) - Headquarters
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2020 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER