Consumer Reports ignores FDA advice and urges pregnant women not to eat any tuna in new report
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Consumer Reports] - August 21, 2014
Consumer Reports has released its own analysis of the most recent government data on mercury in fish, found that it continues to be critical for consumers to pay close attention to the fish they consume, and has updated its advice for consumers.
Two federal agencies recently recommended that because fish is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients, women of child-bearing age and young children should eat more lower-mercury fish. While Consumer Reports (CR) agrees that eating fish can be healthy, it analyzed Food and Drug Administration (FDA) data to determine its own recommendations for lower-mercury options.
We encourage pregnant women to avoid all tuna,” said Jean Halloran, director of food policy initiatives for Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports.
The full report, “The Great Fish Debate” is featured in the October 2014 issue of Consumer Reports magazine
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