The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a change to the common name “brown king crabmeat,” derived from Lithodes aequispinus. Effective May 3, 2018, the common and usual name for crabmeat previously described as “brown king crabmeat” has been changed to “golden king crabmeat.” The compliance date for the changes is January 1, 2020.

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