Tuesday, July 11


Whoops! Yet another indication that consumers should further limit their consumption of fish.

Defenders of Wildlife sponsored tests that found many imports of canned tuna have mercury levels higher than the federal limit. Also, their lab found higher levels of mercury even in light tuna, which the says is "low in mercury." The AP story notes that "The FDA says it's safe to eat two meals a week of fish and shellfish that are lower in mercury, such as canned light tuna, shrimp, salmon, pollock and catfish," but "Defenders of Wildlife said people should limit light tuna to one meal each week, instead of two, and avoid canned tuna that says it is imported on the label."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello – I came across your blog and noted that you commented on issues surrounding mercury in tuna. My company represents the United States Tuna Foundation and I thought you might be interested in seeing their position on some of the recent information available at Tunafacts.org. Thanks – and happy blogging!