Researchers conducted a limited investigation into foreign farm-raised seafood bought in U.S. grocery stores in Atlanta, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and New York. They found levels of carcinogenic antibiotics far higher than is allowed by the FDA.
Researchers found that about ten percent of the thirty shrimp samples tested had antibiotics, some 29 and even 150 times higher than the current FDA limits.
The study was fairly limited, leaving researchers calling for a more in-depth study. Researcher Ron Kendall said, “I think that’s worth further investigation, and more extensive testing should be done. This was a grab-bag sampling, and we reported what we saw. I don’t know yet if it’s a greater problem or a lesser problem, but it should be looked into at this point.”
Read more in the ScienceDaily article.
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