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P.E.I. government invests in province’s lobster holding capacity

P.E.I. government invests in province’s lobster holding capacity From The Guardian There will be more space available in P.E.I. to store live lobsters so they are as fresh as possible when they are processed and sent around the world. Innovation P.E.I. has contributed more than $224,000 in grants to the Live Lobster Holding Program since […]

Seafood plants able to hire more temporary foreign workers this year

Seafood plants able to hire more temporary foreign workers this year From the CBC The federal government has removed restrictions on the number of temporary foreign workers seasonal employers can hire in 2016. The previous Conservative government had placed a cap on the number of low-wage temporary foreign workers employers could hire. The current cap […]

Parts of Canada, U.S. brand themselves ‘protein highway’

Parts of Canada, U.S. brand themselves ‘protein highway’ From the Toronto Star Officials in three Canadian provinces and six northern U.S. states are launching an effort to brand the region as the potential provider of protein to the world. The “Protein Highway” project aims to encourage scientists to work together and share information on protein-rich […]

Fish, seafood processors join forces to asks feds for action on labour shortage

Fish, seafood processors join forces to asks feds for action on labour shortage From the Chronicle Herald The fishing and seafood processing industries issued a joint call Monday to the federal government for action on labour shortages. They also announced the formation of the Maritime Seafood Coalition to advance their cause. Marilyn Clark, with the […]

CFIA suspends Costco Canada’s fish import licence

CFIA suspends Costco Canada’s fish import licence From CTV News Canada’s food safety watchdog has suspended Costco Canada’s fish import licence. The CFIA says the retail giant is not reliably following food safety controls on a consistent basis. The agency says Costco is in violation of federal fish inspection regulations and the suspension of its […]

Salmon shelf life extended by ultrahigh-pressure processing

Salmon shelf life extended by ultrahigh-pressure processing From Food Processing Australia Ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) processing of salmon flesh improves shelf life, a new study in the Journal of Food Science shows. UHP does not require heat and preserves the quality of salmon flesh while allowing for an increase in the chilled storage period, the researchers say. […]

New export requirements for Canadian fish processors and brokers

New export requirements for Canadian fish processors and brokers From Lexology The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently announced that it is in the process of modifying the procedure for certifying compliance with the Fish Inspection Regulations. This step is the latest phase of a two-year plan originally identified by the CFIA in 2012. These […]