More than once I have bemoaned the fact that one media outlet or another did a story on seafood and did not reach out to use NFI as a resource. I maintain it’s rather difficult to write a story about the seafood industry and not contact the leading voice for that industry… or at least it’s rather difficult to write a fair and accurate story without doing so.This time the reporter in question did reach out to NFI but we were not featured in her final product.Why?
Unless you have a direct line to FDA’s Division of Compliance Policy it is often difficult to understand how the agency interprets the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act. This is the law that defines what a food manufacturer must do and can not do with food that is sold in the United States and in many places is not clearly defined in black and white. A window to the agency’s current thinking can be found in the Warning Letters that are issued to firms, in most cases as a follow-up to a facility inspection.
Let’s be honest. If you haven’t seen stories in the media recently about an increased interest in ferreting out seafood fraud you’ve been living under a rock. Busts for short-weighted fish, mislabeled species and tariff violations are up and just about every wanna be Woodward and Bernstein is reporting on it- the pescatarian perp walk is almost becoming common place.