Monday, July 11, 2011

Contaminated fish showing up for sale in the US

Fish that would normally be banned due to the levels of contamination are finding their way into the United States market even as far as Tennessee. Earlier this year three American fish importers pleaded guilty to a federal felony charges of mislabeling fish and seafood.

How much tainted fish might end up on plates in restaurants or homes is unknown, but one Alabama official says it’s coming into the country despite a US Food and Drug Administration effort to block such shipments. “I can tell you right off the bat that 40 percent of the imported fish we test is positive for banned drugs that are not safe for human health,” said Brett Hall, deputy commissioner for the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers

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