• WHO wants data on mercury in fish

    27 days ago - By Food Safety

    The World Health Organization is requesting data on methylmercury and total mercury in certain fish species.
    Fish types for which maximum limits have already been established are excluded.
    People are mainly exposed to methylmercury when they eat fish and shellfish that contain the compound. It can adversely affect a baby's growing brain and nervous system.
    The 13th Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods in Indonesia in mid-2019 agreed to continue work on the subject and re-establish the electronic working group led by New Zealand and Canada to prepare proposals for maximum...
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