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Seafood Forum

May 28, 2009 - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Gaithersburg, MD

The forum was held to discuss the problem and solutions to short net weight fraud occurring in the Seafood industry. The meeting was a collaborative effort attended by 30 participants (see attached) representing Federal Agencies from Customs and Border Protection (CBP),Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); State Weights and Measures Officials from California, Florida, Maryland, Minnesota (teleconference), New York, Virginia, and Wisconsin; Trade Associations from American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI), Better Seafood Board (BSB), International Food Distributors Association (IFDA), National Association of Attorney Generals (NAAG), and National Fisheries Institute (NFI). Also participating were industry representatives from Maritime Products International, Pilot Brands, and Shinnecock Ocean Seafood - A Native American Company.


  • Seafood Forum Agenda PDF
  • Seafood Attendee List PDF
  • NFI Weddig GAO Report PDF
  • State Seafood Slides PDF
  • NFI Weddig Addressing Fraud PDF
  • Seafood Forum Report PDF
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