Perry featured by BDN about regulating harvested seaweed
Jennifer Perry, a professor of food microbiology at the University of Maine, was featured by the Bangor Daily News about the challenge of developing well-fitting food safety regulations for harvested seaweed. Perry has been working with seaweed food safety for years and said there are a number of factors that make it hard to craft comprehensive food safety regulations. The Maine seaweed industry is also still relatively small compared with other food industries. Harvesting methods, growing conditions and air-drying processes are all highly personalized to each farmer, making it hard to replicate in any study.