Two weeks ago, Thomas Brown of Thomas Vision Reef reported unconfirmed test resultsshowing that “one of the top three frozen fish foods” had dangerously high concentrations of mercury in it. According to Brown, “estimated mercury levels exceeded 20 mg per gram of product” in the food in question. Twenty milligrams per gram is equal to 20,000 parts per million (ppm), a dangerously high concentration of mercury 20,000 times the FDA action level of 1.0 ppm.
While the results Brown reported were almost immediately called into question and then subsequently dismissed after a thorough investigation by CORAL Magazine, at least one frozen fish food manufacturer was concerned enough that they elected to send their food out for testing by an accredited laboratory. The results of that first test are now back, and, as expected, the concentration of mercury in that food, as well as two similar foods on the market, is exceedingly low.
Responding to the “Mercury Scare”
“When we learned of this proposed ‘mercury scare,’” says Larry DuPont of LRS Foods, LLC., “we immediately…