Markey Asks FDA To Look Into Arsenic In Gulf Seafood

Law360, New York (July 14, 2010, 3:40 PM EDT) -- Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., is calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to respond to new reports that the oil spilling from the BP PLC-operated Deepwater Horizon rig could potentially contaminate Gulf of Mexico seafood with high levels of arsenic found in oil.

Markey, chair of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, sent a letter Tuesday to FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg pressing the agency to provide more details on its efforts to monitor the safety of food harvested from portions...
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