This time a New Jersey seafood importer is headed to the clink for 22 months for fraudulently importing pangasius and was ordered to pay $64 million in restitution for evading tariffs.
64 million bucks and 22 months in the poky – we’re not talkin’ Lindsey Lohan time here, folks, we’re talkin’ a decent chunk of change and some questionable new roommates.
It was in this very space seven days ago that the ills of a “business model that includes stifling competition by attempting to regulate imports out of the market with exaggerated attacks and twisted food safety claims” was discussed as one that “threatens the integrity of an entire industry.”
The special interest, anti-competition lobby is expert at misrepresenting data and warping anecdotal tales of woe into food safety scares that have little or no validity.
The integrity of the seafood industry doesn’t lie solely in the marketing of a single fish or the sustainability story of a single species. It lies with the ability of a community of competitors to look outside the industry and confidently say – yes, that’s how we do business over here and we stand behind both our messaging and our methods.
If you read this blog with any regularity you know we're constantly reminding the press about our objections to many of the seafood pocket guides that have been proliferating in recent years. In short, we find them often contradictory and confusing, something that we know can actually lead to consumers eating less fish and not eating enough to enjoy the full health benefits from Ome
It's been a little more than a year since the Hearst Corporation ceased publication of the print edition of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Since then, the newspaper has lived on as an online only product. As a result, the online successor relies very heavily on unedited reader blogs instead of full-time journalists.
Profiting off of tragedy or at least attempting to is a theme we’ve seen before with the Gulf oil spill. Call it cashing in on a crisis, call it profiteering, call it whatever you want but it’s going on and it’s not just the big name regulars we see in this genre these days.
We don't mean to beat a dead horse, but every time Jeremy Piven comes out to tell his story about sushi and mercury, NFI feels the obligation to remind the rest of the world that we think his story doesn't amount to much.
The economy may be down but the television doctor business is booming these days. You can’t turn the channel with out bumping into characters like The Doctors or Dr. Oz.