Scombrotoxin Fish Poisoning – Have you ever had allergic symptoms after eating certain types of fish? Less than two hours after eating the spoiled fish meat, your skin becomes red and itchy, even though you don’t have a history of allergies to certain food. If you have ever eaten fish and are experiencing allergies, you may have scombrotoxin poisoning in fish. This occurs when people consume fish that are not properly handled, giving growth to biogenic amines such as histamine. Histamine is a major indicator of scombrotoxin poisoning. So, what is scombrotoxin fish poisoning?
Benefit of tuna fish – Do you know that nutrition in many kinds of fishes have benefit to human body? As we know, fish is one of the healthy food sources and it could provide various benefits for our body. Tuna is one of it. Because of its nutritious content, tuna meat is one of the most exported/ traded commodities in the world. Some of the benefits are increasing body endurance and tuna meat is low in fat. Some of the content in tuna meat such as protein, omega 3, antioxidant etc. provide great health benefit to us. Here is the benefit that you can get from a serving of tuna meat.
How to become an exporter of fishery products – Export is the process of sending commodity from one country to another. This process is often carry out by companies or businesses with various capability ranging from small to large-scale businesses. It is a highly competitive market, yet it offers opportunity for entrepreneurship.
Indonesia is a maritime country, located in the archipelago & has 54,720 km of coastlines. Those would make Indonesia potentially to become one of the largest fishery producers or exporters. So, how to be a fishery products exporter?
Certificate of Analysis (COA) – For those of you who want to export food, you must know the requirements. Firstly, You must fulfill some administrations. One of them is certificate of analysis (COA). Do you know? If you don’t have this certificate, you would find problems such as container rejection or automatic detention in the destination country. If rejected or detained, one of the solutions is to send the container back to the country of origin, which would be costly & time consuming.
Be carefull with Listeria before exporting – Microbes are important factor for fish exporters, as microbes can cause food degradation in fish products. Exporters should pay attention to microbiological conditions throughout the fish production chain in order to optimize the quality of the final product. Listeria is one of the pathogens that could cause container detention or rejection in destination countries. It could cause severe illness to consumers.
Food testing laboratory is important for food manufacturers that start launching their product or distributing their products on the market. They must have a food safety plan about their food products. This food safety plan is to fulfill the food standard requirement. For export products, producers need certain documents such as Certificate of Analysis or Health Certificate from accredited laboratory to meet FDA / import custom requirement. Hence, they need food laboratory to help them to fulfill their requirement. Here are tips for you to choose your food laboratory in Indonesia.
One of the most caught and consumed fish in the world is tuna. Indonesia is one of the largest tuna producers in the world. Tuna is a migratory fish across the oceans around the world. Tuna is a migratory fish across the oceans around the world. The FAO mentioned there are some Principal Markets for Tuna Species, they are Skipjack tuna, Yellowfin tuna, Bigeye tuna, Albacore tuna and Bluefin Tuna.
Alcoholic beverages are widely consumed throughout the world. There are many reasons why people drink alcohol. Nowadays, many alcohol producers have changed natural fermentation method with synthetic alcohol in order to get alcohol in short time. Replacement with alcohol synthetic on alcohol drinks often causing poisoning to consumers, because found that ethanol replaced with methanol or methyl alcohol.
Yeast and mold are used in fermentation process the alcoholic beverages, but if the numbers are over the safe limit, they can potentially cause quality deterioration in them. The samples tested were outstanding commercial alcoholic beverages in Denpasar, Bali, i.e vodka, whisky, arak, wine and beer. From the result in table above, we can see that there are no yeast and mold content in the samples. They show that the alcoholic beverages in the market, especially in the Denpasar, Bali are meet the National Standards of Indonesia. Usually, alcoholic beverages producer, do yeast and mold testing in fruit pulp, before use for raw material and in the end product. If any excessive yeast and mold content in the fruit pulp, it will be affecting the fermentation process, and there is a big possibility we can not get the specification that we expected first. Furthermore, it may not safe to consume it. Both yeast and mold can cause deterioration or decomposition of foods. Moreover, the odor, flavor, and color can be indicator if any of alcoholic beverages deterioration.