Costa Rica's seafood sector reeling after illnesses
Seafood sales in Costa Rica have dropped 50 percent in the wake of a string of more than 100 illnesses linked to the restaurant La Princesa Marina in Moravia, a northeastern San José suburb.
Friday, May 16, 2008
“(The ailment) was food poisoning,” said Health Minister María Luisa Avila. “(It is) most likely E. coli, caused by poor management during the process of cleaning and preparing the food.”
An increase of 12% in 2012, signals a growing trend by U.S. consumers for smoked flavoured foods.
Innovation in products such as snapper or producing goods for animal consumption has allowed the 2800 Costa Rican aquaculture farms to stay in business.
Panama will promote its marine products for export at the next International Boston Seafood & Seafood Processing America fair which will take place from March 15 - 17 in the US.
In the past year, the Colombian fish imports increased 42%, due to difficulties of local industry in supplying domestic demand.
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