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To support quality along the supply chain, ASMI and the Alaska
seafood industry prepares and distributes materials, tips and
information to help uphold the quality of Alaska seafood. In 2022,
the organization looks forward to more meaningfully engaging with
consumers and trade about the exhaustive industry efforts to identify
and eliminate perceived seafood risks, Dukes said.
" Whether it's the safety benefits and technological advancements
of freezing seafood, continuous monitoring and updating of hazard
control protocols, or the evolution of scientific discourse around
seafood and mercury, we want to bring a greater focus on why these
efforts are undertaken and how it benefits not only the safety of
seafood, but in many cases the quality as well. "
Navigating the educational
curve with your customers
Educating consumers about seafood and
food safety can help break down a common
barrier to higher seafood consumption. Here
are some tips from seafoodhealthfacts.org on
how to communicate benefits and risks:
Many scientific studies have found that the
benefits of eating seafood greatly outweigh the
risks and that removing seafood from the diet can
have negative effects on human health. All people
are encouraged to eat seafood twice a week.
The most commonly consumed seafoods in
Maintaining a
safe temperature
throughout every
step of the supply
chain is one of
the top safety
considerations.
The main health risk from eating seafood is exposure
to harmful bacteria, which can be prevented through
proper handling, storing, and cooking. Consumers
should focus on eliminating harmful bacteria in
their seafood with safe food handling practices.
When preparing seafood:
While supply chain problems over the past two years related either
directly or indirectly to the pandemic have caused some added
difficulties, the food safety status of seafood out of Alaska sold at retail
remains the same, Dukes said. By following the strictest regulations
at every step of the process, Alaskan producers ensure that the final
product is safe, sustainable and of the highest quality.
ASMI research has found that a well-trained seafood department
sales staff is the number one resource for consumers looking for
information on seafood.
With that in mind, Dukes said, retailers should make it their top
priority to ensure that staff become familiar with the seafood they
handle. ASMI can be a resource for retailers looking for resources to
educate their staff.
That education should also include best practices for how to make
sure the grocery seafood buying experience is as pleasant as possible,
and one that signals to consumers that their grocer takes food safety
seriously.
" Customers will evaluate your operation on how it looks and smells
from the aisleway, " Dukes said. " Sanitation and visually enticing the
customer is important to showcase quality. One tip is to always evaluate
your seafood counter and cases from the customer's perspective - move
around your display case so you can see what your consumers see. "
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STORE seafood in the refrigerator below 40°F
or in the freezer below 0°F.
WASH hands, utensils,
and cooking surfaces often
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COOK seafood to a minimum
of 145°F for 15 seconds'
the United States present very little risk while
offering many health and nutritional benefits.
KEEP raw and cooked seafood separate
to avoid cross-contamination
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