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 September 2003)

New Jersey Department of Health
http://www.state.nj.us/health/eoh/foodweb/fishguid.htm

Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety
http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/qa-topwh.html

 

 

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