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Seafood - Q&A

Learn how to select safe seafood, determine if the fish is fresh, and the types of fish that pregnant women should avoid eating.

Review Date: January 10, 2012

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Mercury: Information for Consumers

Mercury is contained in some of the fish we eat and products we use. Learn about sources of mercury exposure, potential health effects, and ways to reduce your exposure to mercury.

Review Date: January 10, 2013

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

CDC Vitalsigns: Making Food Safer to Eat

Learn about foods associated with Salmonella outbreaks and what is being done to reduce the risk of Salmonella infection and other foodborne illnesses.

Review Date: December 06, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
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Food Poisoning From Eating Fish

Learn the two types of food poisoning associated with eating fish, symptoms, and fish to avoid that commonly carry the poison.

Review Date: October 24, 2012

American Academy of Family Physicians

Food Safety At Home: Seafood

Proper handling of seafood can greatly reduce your risk of foodborne illness. Keep these safety tips in mind when buying, storing and preparing seafood.

Review Date: November 16, 2011

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutrition Information for Cooked Seafood

This poster lists nutrition information for 20 of the most frequently consumed types of cooked seafood in the United States. Consumers can use this printable poster when planning for a healthy meal.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Omega-3 in Fish: How Eating Fish Helps Your Heart

The omega-3 fatty acids in fish are good for your heart. Find out how the heart-health benefits of eating fish usually outweigh any risks.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Seafood Allergy

Seafood allergies are the most common causes of food allergy and can be life-threatening. See your doctor if you experience an allergic reaction shortly after exposure to fish or shellfish.

Review Date: April 18, 2011

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

What You Need to Know About Mercury in Fish and Shellfish

Learn why women who may become pregnant, pregnant women, nursing mothers, and young children should avoid some types of fish and eat fish and shellfish that are lower in mercury.

Review Date: December 31, 2012

U.S. Food and Drug Administration