Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Seafood Concern

Occasionally I get a taste for a nice shrimp recipe. One of my favorites is shrimp dip. I recently discovered that one of our (U.S) fish suppliers was raising a peticuliar type of fish in the same water where it was commonly know to be a popular dumping site.

With all the concerns over imported seafood, my wife and I have become a little more finicky about imported seafood. So I have started reading the container labels and doing some studies in an effort to learn where my seafood is coming from. DUH! It's sorta like always do better before you learn

Tue Feb 12, 12:08 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US grocery chain Trader Joe's said Monday it would stop selling food imported from China due to customers' concerns about the products' safety.

"Our customers have voiced concerns about products from this region and we have listened," Trader Joe's spokeswoman Alison Mochizuki said in a statement.
"All single ingredient food items sourced from mainland China sre scheduled to be out of our stores by April 1," she said.
"We will continue to source products from other regions until our customers feel as confident as we do about the quality and safety of Chinese products."
A series of consumer scares last year involving harmful products from major exporter China, including seafood, cat food, medicines and toys, led to mass product recalls and the tightening of US safety regulations.
Trader Joe's, which focuses partly on selling organic food, was founded in California in the 1960s.

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