Ensuring Seafood Safety in the Gulf of Mexico

Environmental News Network — Know Your Environment

Let’s say you went to a local restaurant last week and order popcorn shrimp for an appetizer. Or perhaps, you went to a hibachi restaurant and order the hibachi shrimp dinner. At the time, you may be not concerned with safety, only that you love shrimp. You might later realize that this shrimp in all likelihood came from the Gulf of Mexico. It has been over two months since the oil spill began, and this batch of shrimp could have been caught from contaminated waters. How is it that seafood from the Gulf is still reaching your dinner plate?

There are several federal agencies working on ensuring food safety in the gulf region…

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