Test results back safety of Gulf seafood for public consumption

11/1/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

FDA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials examined 1,735 tissue samples of seafood from the Gulf of Mexico and found that less than 1% of these samples tested positive for dispersants used to clean up the BP oil spill. "The overwhelming majority of the seafood tested shows no detectable residue, and not one of the samples shows a residue level that would be harmful for humans. There is no question Gulf seafood coming to market is safe from oil or dispersant residue," said the FDA's commissioner, Margaret A. Hamburg.

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