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What’s the difference? Shellfish, crustaceans and mollusks

Crustaceans and shellfish and mollusks — oh my!

Shellfish allergies are among the most common in the world, with countries around the globe implementing regulatory guidelines for their labeling. Interestingly, it’s an allergen that often manifests itself in the food-allergic person’s adulthood, with 60% of those allergic experiencing their first reaction after the age of […]

Norovirus and mollusks: An explainer

If there’s one thing to know about norovirus, it’s that it’s bad news.

Not only does the virus cause a person to be very ill (symptoms include “explosive” vomiting multiple times a day, along with diarrhea), it also is highly contagious. Although norovirus infection is most commonly associated with eating food contaminated by someone who […]

FDA publishes info on mollusk safety

A new guidance document aims to ensure mollusks such as oysters and clams are safe for human consumption.

The National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP) Guide for the Control of Molluscan Shellfish: 2011 Revision is meant to be used by federal, state and international regulatory authorities and those in the shellfish industry, and outlines best practices […]