Gulf Oil Spill Seafood: Intense Testing

After the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, much of the seafood having to be tested for traces for oil on a level unprecedented. Fish, shrimp and other catches are being put under the microscope in a ‘CSI’ like environment to find out and reassure the public that the seafood is safe and ready to eat.

“We’re taking extraordinary steps to assure a high level of confidence in the seafood,” Jane Lubchenco, administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said Monday.

Consumers have been wary of the seafood being contaminating by the oil, currently there is no proof of this of this happening, however authorities just want to have evidence there to assurance the public that the seafood is safe for consumption.

This will also greatly help out the companies which catch and sell seafood to the public, as they try to recover lost profits caused by the spill, which lasted a few months in the middle of this year.

So far, there’s been little evidence to show the seafood has been contaminated by the environmental disaster, however to be sure the testing will continue well after the clean up, just to make sure there’s no future problems.

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