Meal Planner

Meal Planner

Don't forget the fish! Make a weekly meal plan and grocery list using this printable planner before hitting the supermarket. Find four of our favorite new seafood recipes here.

Tampa Company and Its President Sentenced for Mislabeling Shrimp

The Department of Justice announced the sentencing of Adrian Vela and Sea Food Center, LLC., both of Tampa, Florida, on charges that they conspired to mislabel shrimp. The two had previously pled guilty to a nine-count Criminal Information, which charged them with conspiring to violate the Lacey Act and the Food Drug and Cosmetics Act by false labeling of less marketable substituted seafood product, “Shrimp, Product of Thailand,” “Shrimp, Product of Malaysia,” and “Shrimp, Product of Indonesia,” which was misbranded, marketed, and intended to be marketed as “Shrimp, Product of Panama.” This conspiracy involved more than 500,000 pounds of shrimp, with a retail value of between $400,000 and $750,000.

Mr. Vela was sentenced to three (3) years of probation. Sea Food Center was sentenced to one year of probation, a $15,000 fine and $1,200 special assessment.

INDUSTRY SCOOP

  • NFI's East Coast Sensory Workshop
    NFI in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration and NOAA-SIP invites you to participate in an introductory level course for anyone wishing to polish their sensory skills at Quirch Foods, Miami, FL on March 3 and 4, 2015.
  • NFI’s 27th Annual Chowder Party
    NFI’s 27th Annual Chowder Party registration is now open. Join us on Saturday, March 14th at 6:00pm – 7:30pm, at the beautiful Westin Boston Waterfront. For more information, please contact Suzanne at sarteaga@nfi.org or 703-752-8898.