Why the ‘f’ word? Non-ferric metal contamination in fish market
Non-fiber metal contamination of fish stocks has increased in recent years, according to a new study.
The study, conducted by the Institute of Environmental Sciences (IES) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), showed that fish from a total of 14 fish species have been identified as contaminated with metal-containing polymers.
In some cases, the contamination has been more than 100 times higher than the EPA’s safety limit of 1 milligram per kilogram of fish.
The results suggest that non-fibrous metals such as aluminum, cadmium and chromium are being transported in the seafood trade, with metal concentrations exceeding the FDA’s safety limits.
“There’s been a huge increase in the recent years,” said lead author and IES Research Fellow Raffaele Boni, a researcher in the Department of Food Science and Technology at IES.
“It’s a really serious problem.
It has serious consequences for consumers.”
According to the report, the increase is mainly due to the use of new technologies in the processing of fish, which allow for more efficient processing of the fish and a shift to smaller fillets, which are smaller and lighter than fish fillets.
The new technologies are particularly concerning because they make it possible for the contamination to occur in the fish’s intestines.
The report also highlighted a significant number of cases of fish contaminated with non-metal contaminants.
These include:Antimony, cobalt and nickel; calcium oxalate and iron oxalates; cobalt chloride and nickel chloride; calcium chloride and sodium chloride; lead and manganese; zinc and aluminum.
The IES said that the majority of the contaminants found in the samples were from the United States, with some samples from Australia and China also identified.
The majority of fish samples tested were from a variety of fish species, including rainbow trout, rainbow bass, halibut, and sea bass.
Some of the contaminated fish had concentrations between 1 and 6 milligrams per kilo.
The fish also had concentrations in some of the samples that exceeded the FDA safety limit.
The findings of the IES study indicate that there is a growing problem of non-metallic contamination of nonfibric metal fish and seafood in the world.
“This is a problem that has been around for a long time,” Boni said.
“But the prevalence of it is much more significant.
We have to look at the whole system and not just the parts of the system that are the most important.”
The IESE study has been published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
The FDA’s Seafood Safety Advisory Committee is considering the findings of a new report that found that the number of nonferrous-metal contaminated fish in the US market is up nearly 50 percent since 2009.
The committee is also considering a recommendation to require the import of fish from the Philippines, Japan, the Philippines and other countries that have high levels of contamination.
The group has also issued its first public comment on the FDA report.