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Eroski Consumer, 2014-05-28

Anisakis: prevention is the key (ES)

This parasite infects only people that do not follow some specific prevention guidelines before consumption.

At this stage, few people have not heard about anisakis. During the last month, the noun of this fish parasite has become familiar in hospital waiting rooms, in media and, obviously, in fish markets. Not as an alarm voice but as a way to improve prevention and consumers education.


European Atlas of the Sea, 2014-05-27

Maps on fisheries and aquaculture products trade updated (EN)

The two maps showing fisheries and aquaculture products trade by volume and by value have been updated. It now shows data for 2013.


La Voz de Galicia (dig. ed.), 2014-05-26

Spanish people spend 200€ a year in fishery products (ES)

Spanish people have destined the 13.12 % of their food budget to fishery products, according to a report on food consumption in 2013 issued by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAGRAMA).


Food, 2014-05-23

EFSA invites comments on draft allergy evaluation (EN)

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is inviting comments on a draft scientific opinion for the evaluation of allergenic foods and food ingredients for labelling purposes. The document updates previous EFSA opinions on food ingredients or substances that are known to cause adverse reactions (gluten, milk, dairy products, eggs, nuts, peanuts, soy , fish,...).

Interested parties can submit written comments before 8th August 2014.


Diario de, 2014-05-19

Three tonnes of fish are taken back from market in Burgos due to anisakis (ES)

Last week, the Basque Country government asked consumers to extreme precaution when eating fresh fish (mainly anchovies), due to the high presence of anisakis detected in recent catches. This decision has put this parasite in the spotlight again, which is the main cause of allergies in adults in Burgos city (Spain). As a consequence, the sanitary authorities have increased the control measures.