Seafood

Creative Diagnostics - Food & Feed Analysis

Seafood

Seafood is any form of sea life regarded as food by humans. Seafood prominently includes fish (e.g. anchovy, basa, salmon and catfish) and shellfish (e.g. crab, lobster, shrimp, oyster and mussel). Edible sea plants, such as some seaweeds and microalgae, are also widely eaten as seafood all over the world. The annual U.S. production of raw (uncooked) fish fillets and steaks, including blocks, is around 500 million pounds, and the major species processed are Alaskan Pollock, salmon, cod, hake, flounders and haddock. Seafood is a high-protein food that is low in calories, total fat, and saturated fat. Due to the high vitamins and minerals, seafood has been shown to have numerous health benefits. For example, recent studies have shown that eating seafood can decrease the risk of heart attack, stroke, obesity, and hypertension. Seafood also provides essential nutrients for the development of infants and children. Our large portfolio of different test formats can be used to analyze raw fish, canned fish and seafood such as shrimps and mussels.

Antibiotics

Although antibiotics are used in fish largely to treat and prevent disease, they do not to promote growth. They may still contribute to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that threaten people's health. Each year in the United States, antibiotic-resistant germs sicken about 2 million people and kill about 23,000, according to the Infectious Diseases Society of America. To protect consumers and avoid recalls, manufacturers would test the antibiotic residues before selling. Read more

Hormones and anabolics

The use of the hormone17α-Methyl Testosterone (MT) to induce sex reversal in farmed tilapias has become a common practice in many parts of the world. MT is a simple and reliable way to produce all-male tilapia stocks, which consistently grow to a larger/more uniform size than mixed sex or all-female stocks. Residues of these substances can bear health risks for consumers. Read more

Chemical contaminants

The inorganic (e.g. antimony, arsenic and cadmium) and organic (e.g. polychlorinated biphenyls and dioxins) contaminates related to aquaculture pose sufficient potential risks for consumers. FDA has established the tolerances and action levels for some of the most toxic and persistent contaminants that can be found in fish. The tolerance level of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) is 2ppm in all fish. PCBs are derived from biphenyl, of which twelve are "dioxin-like". Read more

Mycotoxins

The importance of mycotoxins to aquaculture first became apparent during the early 1960s with outbreaks of aflatoxicosis. It was caused by aflatoxin-contaminated feed. Other mycotoxins described since then include ochratoxin A, deoxynivalenol, T-2 toxin, zearalenone, moniliformin, cyclopiazonic acid and fumonisin. Mycotoxins have many adverse effects on fish living, including slow growth, low weight gain, and high mortality, depending on fish species and mycotoxins. Therefore, proper risk assessment is important to minimize aquaculture exposure to mycotoxins and avoid economic losses. Read more

Food pathogens

Pathogens may be present at low levels when fish or shellfish are harvested, and other pathogens may be introduced during handling and processing or by unsanitary practices. Vibrio, Salmonella, Shigella, and Listeria are some of the types of bacteria that may be found in seafood that cause foodborne illness by infection. Therefore, monitoring pathogens throughout the production chain is critical to ensure consumer health and product stability. Read more

Allergens

According to the FDA, most packaged foods made with “major food allergen’’ marketed in the U.S. must be labeled in easy-to-understand terms. Fish and crustacean shellfish are major food allergens, and unintended contamination during storage and production is very common as well. Final products should be tested to protect consumers from allergy. Read more

Why choose us?

Creative Diagnostics is a leading provider of testing kits for the global food industry. With our test kits, you can implement a comprehensive food safety and quality strategy and comply with local, national and international regulations. Our experts have deep expertise in commodities and product development. Our testing kits can be applied from the raw materials to the final products throughout the entire production chain. With high sensitivity, all of our kits are easy and ready to use.

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