Seafood Issues

Should I Continue to Eat Seafood?

Yes! If you select a variety of products from reputable establishments or use recreationally harvested fish in ways consistent with the health advisories and handle them properly, you can feel confident that potential safety concerns associated with seafood are minimized.

Consumers have been receiving mixed messages about the quality of seafood. In response to the concerns raised, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviewed seafood quality issues in 1989 and concluded that American shoppers can be confident that their seafood selections are safe and wholesome.

To view the full seafood issues fact sheet, download the pdf document

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