Special Note about Fish
Recently a number of publications have warned
about excessive consumption of certain types of fish. Some larger fish,
especially predator fish higher up on the food chain such as swordfish and
shark, may tend to concentrate potentially toxic substances such as PCBs
and mercury in their flesh or fat. Pregnant women and children may be more
vulnerable to some of these toxins.
For this reason, some public health authorities
and consumer advocate groups are recommending limits on the amount of fish
consumed per week. Persons wishing to consume large quantities of fish should
consult their physicians or public health references to learn more about
this important issue.
Here are some useful links (current as of
New Jersey Department of Health
Food and Drug Administration's Food