The Monterey Bay Aquarium, with the help of conservation and public health organizations, has compiled a Super Green list of seafood, meaning it is good for human health and does not harm the oceans. The products currently on the list are good sources of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and are low in environmental contaminants.

Based on these criteria, The Monterey Aquarium lists the following as the best seafood choices as of October 2009:
  • Albacore Tuna (troll- or pole-caught, from the United States of British Columbia)
  • Mussels (farmed)
  • Oysters (farmed)
  • Pacific Sardines (wild-caught)
  • Pink Shrimp (wild-caught, from Oregon)
  • Rainbow Trout (farmed)
  • Salmon (wild-caught, from Alaska)
  • Spot Prawns (wild-caught, from British Columbia)
Other healthy choices are:
  • Arctic Char (farmed)
  • Bay Scallops (farmed)
  • Crayfish (farmed, from the United States)
  • Dungeness Crab (wild-caught, from California, Oregon or Washington)
  • Longfin Squid (wild-caught, from the U.S. Atlantic)
  • Pacific Cod (longlinee-caught, from Alaska)
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The Association for Healthcare Foodservice debuted its new Web site,, on Oct. 9. The new site aims to better serve its members while also providing information to the public about healthcare foodservice. The site allows members to access their membership profile, search for other members and find the most current information on healthcare foodservice research and trends. Also featured on the new site is a service called Benchmarking Express, which allows members to compare their facility's performance on specific criteria to other similar facilities across the country such as cost to produce patient and nonpatient meals, hard and soft revenue offsets that affect the foodservice department's net cost and productivity for the department.

AHF also recently unveiled a new logo and color palette (pictured above right).