Monday, May 28, 2007

Erosion of seafood quality and safety

Seafood can be a great food, but not if the seafood industry sacrifices quality and safety in pursuit of profits. So says John Sackton, seafood industry journalist and blogger.

From a business perspective, it makes sense to serve the interests of buyers. More and more, buyers seem interested in quality, safety, sustainability, and simple reliability. Who wants to pay for 5 pounds of shrimp and get 4 and a half pounds? Who wants to buy fish treated with preservatives to mask a lack of freshness?

There have been too many scares and scandals lately, and the seafood industry needs to get it's own house in order...says one of the industry's own. I couldn't agree more.


Anonymous said...

As you may know, China sentenced the former head of it's food and drug agency to death. Although unusually harsh,it reflects the weight China's top leaders are giving to issues of corruption and food safety. It also emphasizes the role consumers and civil society have to play as we keep enjoying the benefits of free trade.

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