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Oct 19 - Canadian Centre For Fisheries Innovation Hosting Cod Fishery Conference


Oct 17 - Captain D’s Franchisee Opens Second Restaurant In Less Than 60 Days


Oct 13 - Barents Sea Cod Quota for 2018 Reduced For Russia and Norway


Oct 11 - Groundfish Forum Projects Slight Declines in Wild-Caught Whitefish Species in 2018


Oct 9 - China’s Seafood Imports Expected to Exceed 10 Million Tons by 2020


Oct 6 - VIDEO: N Korean Processed Food to US; Tuna Prices; Seafood Companies Merge; Net-Pen Recovery; Cod


Oct 6 - Legend Holdings Attracts Much Attention While Making Inroads in Chinese Seafood Industry


Sep 26 - Cold Chain Logistics has Promoted Local Seafood Imports in Ningbo City of Zhejiang Province


Sep 22 - Changes Coming for Icelandic Brand in US, as High Liner Agrees to Renegotiate Licensing Terms


Sep 7 - Zhoushan City Companies Visit Norway, Place Orders for Salmon and Cod


Aug 30 - Norwegian, Chinese Companies Closer to Forging Trade Agreements for Seafood


Aug 30 - Norwegian Salmon, Cod Perform Well on E-commerce Platforms in China


Aug 25 - Studies Show How Acidic Oceans are Affecting Alaska Species


Aug 25 - Salmon, Tilapia Prices Lower as Part of Amazon’s Acquisition of Whole Foods


Aug 18 - Norwegian Seafood Exports to China Show Dramatic Rise


Aug 16 - NOAA Endorses Eating Small Haddock — But What About Cod?


Aug 3 - Klawock Oceanside Workers Return Home After Reportedly Being Stuck On Fishing Processor in Alaska


Aug 2 - Alaska Fishing Season Booming With Salmon, Pollock, Cod and More


Jul 10 - Young’s Launches a New, Best Tasting ‘Simply Breaded’ Range of Products


Jun 22 - Norway Sees Rise in Export Values in May


Jun 21 - Just Shrimp Adds Healthy Alternatives to Attract Younger Diners


May 26 - VIDEO: Ecuador’s Shrimp Production and Sales to Asia Reach Records; Alaska’s Salmon is Underway


May 24 - DFO Opens Newfoundland's 3Ps Inshore Cod Fishery But Issues No Decision for Offshore Harvesters


May 23 - Long John's Featuring Buttermilk Breaded Alaskan Cod on Menu for the Summer


May 19 - VIDEO: Canada’s Snow Crab Market Stabilizes as the Era of High Chinese Shrimp Output Fades


May 18 - Ecology Action Centre Says Suspension of Offshore MSC Certificate 3Ps Cod Confirms Objections


May 18 - Facing Headwinds on European Standards, Russia's White Fish Producers Turn to Brazil


May 17 - Spike in Mortalities Prompts Voluntary Suspension of MSC Certification for NL's 3Ps Cod Stock


May 15 - Trident Voluntarily Recalls Frozen Alaskan Cod Retail Products for Containing Plastic


May 4 - New Zealand Scientists Successfully Breed Blue Cod for First Time


Apr 27 - Iceland's Samherji Boosts Stake in Major Norwegian Fish Producer Nergård


Apr 24 - Newfoundland's Fisheries Minister Supports $14 Million Federal Commitment to Study Cod Stocks


Apr 24 - Cautious Optimism About Recovery of Canada's Northern Cod Stocks Noted During Meeting in Brussels


Apr 11 - Icelandic Group Sheds Another Asset With Sale of Belgian Subsidiary Gadus to Steinasalir


Mar 28 - Groundfish Enterprise Allocation Council Wants Newfoundland to Temper Expectations of Cod Rebound


Mar 17 - Lerøy Seafood Group Objects to Norwegian Restructuring That Will Cost it 20% of Its Cod Quota


Feb 23 - Adak's Seafood Plant Not Processing Bering Sea Cod Because of Damage, Not Over Deliveries Lawsuit


Feb 22 - State-Waters Cod Season Opens to Pot Gear as Federal Pot Gear Season Closes in Gulf of Alaska


Feb 20 - Iceland's Commercial Fishermen Resume Fishing as Labor Deal Gets Narrow Approval


Feb 13 - Icelandic Strike Drives Fresh Norwegian Cod Prices in UK up 40%; Threatening Supermarket Profits


Jan 26 - SMAST Researchers, Gulf of Maine Fishermen Hope Video Survey System Will Produce Better Cod Surveys


Jan 24 - Another Round of Negotiations to End Iceland's Fishermen Strike Breaks Down


Dec 27 - N. Pacific Council Threatens New England Style Fisheries Management Collapse in Gulf of Alaska


Dec 14 - Iceland's Fishermen Balk on Labor Deal, Announce Strike That Again Threatens Cod Production


Dec 7 - Norwegian Seafood Exports On Pace to Set Record High Values in 2016 from Strong Salmon, Cod Prices


Nov 30 - Ecosystem Reports at Council Point to Possible Future Declines in Pollock, Cod after some Good Years


Nov 29 - Biggest Russian Quota Holder Karat Plans $250 Mln investment in Barents Sea and Distant Water Fleets


Nov 14 - About Half of Iceland's Striking Fishermen Get Back to Work as Some Agreements Reached


Nov 11 - Iceland's Fishermen Go On Strike in Move that Could Hinder Cod Production


Nov 4 - Atlantic Cod: the Good, the Bad, and the Rebuilding


Oct 20 - Barents Sea Cod Quota Virtually Unchanged, at 890,000 Tons


Oct 19 - Iceland Fishing Crews Vote Overwhelmingly to Strike Nov. 10th if no Agreement Reached


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Canadian Centre For Fisheries Innovation Hosting Cod Fishery Conference 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - October 19, 2017

The future of the cod fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador will be the topic of conversation at a two-day conference being hosted by the Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation (CCFI).

With the groundfish stocks growing, CCFI is using the opportunity to shed light on the industry. The objective of the conference, which is being held in ...

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Captain D’s Franchisee Opens Second Restaurant In Less Than 60 Days

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - October 17, 2017

Captain D’s, a leading fast casual seafood restaurant, announced recently the opening of its newest franchised location in Horn Lake, Mississippi. Owned and operated by Joe Springer, operating partner of SonFish, LLC, this new restaurant is Springer’s second Captain D’s restaurant to open in less than two months.

The new Horn Lake Captain D’s marks the brand’s 28th location in the state and emphasizes Captain D’s continued development in Mississippi and throughout the Southeast.

With more than 15 years ...

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Groundfish Forum Projects Slight Declines in Wild-Caught Whitefish Species in 2018

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton   October 11, 2017

The Groundfish Forum, held this year in Lisbon, Portugal, is projecting a slight decline in global supplies of cod, pollock (Including Alaska Pollock), and haddock.  Redfish will remain stable.

The invitation only forum is held each year, and brings together major whitefish and other fishery executives to share supply forecasts and outlooks for the coming year.  It has never been held in the US or Canada to avoid any anti-trust complications.  

One of the highlights of the forum is the annual presentation of estimates for groundfish harvests for the coming year, at which time FAO vs. Groundfish Forum forecasts for past years are reviewed, and the recent groundfish forum forecasts are updated.

This year, the general trend was for slight declines in the major whitefish species.

A summary is below..

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VIDEO: N Korean Processed Food to US; Tuna Prices; Seafood Companies Merge; Net-Pen Recovery; Cod Stocks

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - October 6, 2017

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Cold Chain Logistics has Promoted Local Seafood Imports in Ningbo City of Zhejiang

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Money.163] translated by Amy Zhong - September 26, 2017

On Sept. 16, the fishing off-season came to an end in the East Sea. In the four-and-half months of the season, Ningbo consumers satisfied their seafood appetites with farmed seafood -- both frozen and imported. Various foreign seafood companies have seized the opportunity to enter the Chinese market.

In August, Blue Snow Food in Ningbo placed an order with a Canadian seafood company. Shortly after, the seller harvested wild lobsters, ...

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Zhoushan City Companies Visit Norway, Place Orders for Salmon and Cod

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] translated by Amy Zhong - September 7, 2017

On Aug. 28, representatives from Zhoushan city have signed cooperation agreements with Norway. Among them, Ocean Family from Zhejiang has reached an agreement with Cermaq, the second largest salmon company in Norway regarding its salmon sales in China. Every year Ocean Family imports 10,000 tons of salmon. Ocean Family's general manager said the company plans to fly in the salmon to ensure its freshness.

Meanwhile, International Aquatic Product City Zhoushan has signed an agreement with Front Marine. It is to import 5,000 tons ...

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Norwegian Salmon, Cod Perform Well on E-commerce Platforms in China

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fishfirst] translated by Amy Zhong - August 30, 2017

The market performance of Norwegian seafood has been strikingly good in China during the first half of this year. By June 30, its seafood export to China has exceeded 80,000 tons and it has ballooned by 44 percent compared with the same period last year. And the export value has reached 1.4 billion kroner (~ U.S. $180 million), a rise of 34 percent.

Among them, the export value increases 37 percent to reach 918 million kroner (~ U.S. $118 million) for frozen whitefish ...

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Salmon, Tilapia Prices Lower as Part of Amazon’s Acquisition of Whole Foods 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 25, 2017

Whole Foods Whole Catch

Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market closes Monday, and Amazon has announced immediate price reductions will be taken on a range of items.  Among the highlighted price cuts are salmon and tilapia.

Whole Foods will also be integrated more closely with Amazon's retail site, with frozen Whole Catch products being offered for sale on Amazon's various grocery ecommerce sites.

When the acquisition closes Whole foods said they will immediately offer lower prices on select grocery staples. The supermarket has not released their full list of discounted items, but a press release confirmed that organic responsibly-farmed salmon and tilapia will be among them...

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NOAA Endorses Eating Small Haddock — But What About Cod?

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 16, 2017

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are giving their stamp of approval to eat small haddock.

In the July issue of the NOAA Fisheries Navigator, the government agency reports that smaller haddock does not necessarily mean an unhealthy stock. Looking at stats dating back to 1995, the size of the fish has been decreasing — but the population has been growing.

This trend is something that the organization has seen in the past. “A decline in the average size of Georges Bank haddock ...

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Alaska Fishing Season Booming With Salmon, Pollock, Cod and More

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio with Laine Welch] August 2, 2017

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch –Lots of fishing going on besides salmon. August updates after this –

 

Salmon takes center stage all summer but lots of other fisheries are out on the water as well. For salmon, the catch is on its way to 111 million fish, with sockeyes totaling about 50 million and pinks nearing 43 million - over half of the humpies are from Prince William Sound.

The total Alaska salmon catch for this year is pegged at...

 

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Norway Sees Rise in Export Values in May

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - June 22, 2017

Overall Norweigian exports of seafood rose in value in May -- and exports of many species also rose in volume.

Norway exported 163,000 metric tons of seafood with a value of $1 billion (NOK 7.6 billion) in May - the volume was at the same level as May 2016. However, the export value increased by $105 million (NOK 888 million) or 13 percent.

So far this year, Norway has exported 1.1 million tons of seafood worth $4.6 billion (NOK 39 billion). Export volumes have increased by ...

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VIDEO: Ecuador’s Shrimp Production and Sales to Asia Reach Records; Alaska’s Salmon is Underway 

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Long John's Featuring Buttermilk Breaded Alaskan Cod on Menu for the Summer

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] May 23, 2017  

Long John Silver’s has added Buttermilk Cod sourced from Alaska to its menu for the summer season.

The premium cod product is prepared Homestyle with a buttermilk breading. The item will be available from May 29 to August 27 at participating Long John’s across the country. It will sell for $5.99 and is served with French fries and hushpuppies.

“The light flavor of the Cod balances really well with the tangy flavor of the buttermilk,” said Peter Czizek, Vice President of Culinary Innovation and Quality Assurance. “It has a big crunchy bite, and the light, flaky fish smooths it out. It really is delightful.” “Buttermilk is such a great summer flavor and we’ve added convenience, “continued Czizek. “Summer is meant for spending time with family, so we’ve got dinner covered.”

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Ecology Action Centre Says Suspension of Offshore MSC Certificate for 3Ps Cod Confirms Objections

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Michael Ramsingh - May 18, 2017

The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) said the suspension of the Marine Stewardship Council certificate for the Newfoundland cod fishery in the 3Ps region confirmed its initial concern and objection to the designation.

This week the MSC certificate for offshore cod producers Icewater Seafoods and Ocean Choice International was suspended because of exceptionally high mortalities rates for the 3Ps cod fishery.

The fishery was originally completed its MSC assessment in February 2016. At the time certification was recommended for the major fishery gear types for both inshore and offshore cod...

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Spike in Mortalities Prompts Voluntary Suspension of MSC Certification for NL's 3Ps Cod Stock

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Michael Ramsingh - May 17, 2017

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for the 3Ps cod fishery in Newfoundland has been voluntarily suspended by the certificate holders. A recent spike in mortalities prompted the suspension and efforts are underway to identify the cause so the fishery can get the certification reinstated.

Newfoundland’s 3Ps cod fishery completed its MSC assessment in February 2016. At the time certification was recommended for the major fishery gear types for both inshore and offshore cod...

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New Zealand Scientists Successfully Breed Blue Cod for First Time

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - May 4, 2017

Scientists have managed to successfully breed blue cod for the first time, a milestone that will support the development of a new aquaculture industry for New Zealand.

In association with Ngāi Tahu Seafood Ltd, the Seafood Technologies team at Plant & Food Research in Nelson are investigating how to breed different species of native fish in captivity, building knowledge of the conditions required for the fish to successfully reproduce.

For the first time, they have managed to breed and grow blue cod to fingerlings. New Zealand can now consider potential opportunities ...

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Barents Sea Cod Quota for 2018 Reduced For Russia and Norway

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - October 12, 2017

The Barents Sea cod quota was set at 890,000 tons for 2017, but that number will drop next year. Norway’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries has lowered the cod quota to be caught by Russian and Norwegian fishing fleets to 775,000 tons for 2018.

According to the Independent Barents Observer, the reduced cod quota comes from ...

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China’s Seafood Imports Expected to Exceed 10 Million Tons by 2020

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [China Reports] translated by Amy Zhong - October 9, 2017

Trans-border e-commerce has hastened the upgrading of China’s consumption and its seafood imports have risen dramatically. As statistics show, the country imported seafood worth more than 46.3 billion yuan (~ $7 billion USD) last year, while the demand for imported seafood has increased to 7.6 million tons this year. And the number is expected to be more than 10 million tons in 2020.

Main seafood exporters worldwide have tried to promote their products to ...

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Legend Holdings Attracts Much Attention While Making Inroads in Chinese Seafood Industry

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fishfirst] translated by Amy Zhong - October 6, 2017

On the afternoon of Sept. 20, Joyvio, a subsidiary of Legend Holdings, hosted a press conference with Qingdao Starfish in Beijing to announce its strategic investment in that company. This is another big Legend Holdings move developing in seafood industry. The company's development plan began in April 2016 with the group’s announcement it was founding KB Foods with the family-owned Kailis Bros. And Joyvio announced in May that it intended to buy Starfish shares and become the company’s controlling shareholder. This signals Legend's first ...

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Changes Coming for Icelandic Brand in US, as High Liner Agrees to Renegotiate Licensing Terms

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton  Sept. 21, 2017

icelandic brandThe Icelandic Brand is an iconic whitefish brand in the US, and once belonged to Icelandic Seafoods, one of two Iceland seafood companies who marketed Iceland seafood exports in the US.

In 2011, High Liner purchased Icelandic, and also rights to use the brand that expire in 2018. The brand was not owned by Icelandic, but is owned by the Iceland Enterprise Fund, an investment fund owned by pension funds in Iceland, and at the time of the sale, High Liner signed a license agreement giving it the rights to use the brand in the US, Canada, and Mexico.

However, it recently came to the attention of Iceland authorities that fish such as Tilapia from China was being packaged 

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Norwegian, Chinese Companies Closer to Forging Trade Agreements for Seafood

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Studies Show How Acidic Oceans are Affecting Alaska Species

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio with Laine Welch] August 25, 2017

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch. Latest lab results show impacts of acid oceans on key Alaska species.

The chemistry showing that our oceans are becoming more acidic can’t be denied. So how does all that absorption of increasing carbon dioxide affect some key Alaska fisheries?

"The direct effect of carbon dioxide increase may be the pH effect on the ability of a pollock or cod to grow or to have gas exchange across the ...

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Norwegian Seafood Exports to China Show Dramatic Rise

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Cappma] translated by Amy Zhong - August 18, 2017

Norway’s seafood export to China has reached 91,842 tons during the first seven months this year. It has jumped by 44% from 63,834 tons in the same period last year, according to the Norwegian Seafood Council. The dramatic increase undoubtedly shows great potential of Norwegian seafood in Chinese market, said Sigmund Bjorgo, the NSC director for the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.

Among all seafood, the pelagic ones like mackerels have enjoyed obvious increase in export volumes. Their export volume is 35,536 tons in ...

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Klawock Oceanside Workers Return Home After Reportedly Being Stuck On Fishing Processor in Alaska

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 3, 2017

Fourteen people working on a fishing vessel operated by Klawock Oceanside Inc. have returned to Houston after reportedly being “trapped” on a boat in Alaska.

The workers reached out to Houston’s ABC News affiliate earlier this week, claiming to be “stuck” on the ship without answers from Klawock Oceanside, a small, family-owned seafood processor that operates around Southeast Alaska.

“We are stuck here,” said worker Darlene Drummer, who was onboard the fishing vessel at the time. “We are just about out of food..."

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Young’s Launches a New, Best Tasting ‘Simply Breaded’ Range of Products

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - July 10, 2017

Young’s Seafood Limited, the UK’s number one fish and seafood business, is re-invigorating one of its heartland categories with the launch of their new ‘Simply Breaded’ range. The new and improved range is their tastiest yet, as voted by consumers, according to a press release, and is made with 100 percent responsibly sourced fish, wrapped in delicious crisp breadcrumbs with no artificial ingredients.

“Sometimes the simplest things are the best," Young's Seafood Limited's Marketing Director Yvonne Adam said ...

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Just Shrimp Adds Healthy Alternatives to Attract Younger Diners

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - June 21, 2017

Just Shrimp is a new concept with just three units in Illinois.  But they are making a splash.   Their original location in Tinley Park recently added a few more non-fried items to their menu: Grilled shrimp skewers and fresh grilled salmon. 

Recently, Just Shrimp started smoking salmon in-house, and added two sandwiches their customers seem to enjoy. The smoked salmon fillet sandwich is servedcold, on a buttered and toasted soft bun  ...

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DFO Opens Newfoundland's 3Ps Inshore Cod Fishery But Issues No Decision for Offshore Harvesters

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] May 24, 2017

The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard opened Newfoundland’s 3Ps Cod fishery only to the inshore/seasonal harvesters. So far federal authorities have not announced if the year-round offshore portion of the fishery will be open.

This announcement has left many harvesters, plant workers and their families in a cloud of uncertainty. 

“At risk, is year-round employment and job stability for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians,” said  Kris Vascotto, Executive Director of the Groundfish Enterprise Allocation Council (GEAC)...

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VIDEO: Canada’s Snow Crab Market Stabilizes as the Era of High Chinese Shrimp Output Fades

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Facing Headwinds on European Standards, Russia's White Fish Producers Turn to Brazil

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Eugene Gerden - May 18, 2017

Russia plans to significantly exports of white fish (cod and pollock) to far-abroad countries in the coming years, according to recent statements of Ilya Shestakov, head of the Russian Federal Agency of Fisheries.    

Shestakov said that currently the demand for white fish in the domestic market remains still relatively low, however it has significantly increased in such countries as Brazil, Argentina and other Latin America states, which may provide significant export opportunities to Russian producers.

Such a decision will be mainly due to the current inability of Russian fisherman to successfully export...

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Trident Voluntarily Recalls Frozen Alaskan Cod Retail Products for Containing Plastic

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] May 15, 2017

Trident Seafoods Corporation issued a voluntary recall of select lots of its frozen Multi-Grain Alaskan Cod retail product because the products may contain small pieces of plastic.  

According to the recall notice Trident submitted to the FDA, its 12 oz. boxes of frozen cod may pose a choking hazard or could cause other harm to the mouth if consumed.

The product specifically recalled has a UPC UPC 0 28029 21048 4 and has the following Lot Numbers: A633511, Best By: 11/30/2018 and  A636225, Best By: 12/27/2018...

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