Markey Pushes FDA On Seafood Safety In Gulf

Law360, New York (May 26, 2010, 5:54 PM EDT) -- Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., has pressed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to monitor the effect on the region's seafood of chemical dispersants used to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

In a letter Tuesday to FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Markey argued that the recovery of the fishing industry in the Gulf will depend on public confidence in food safety.

β€œ[T]here are questions that need to be addressed in order to reopen the fisheries quickly and safely,” Markey said. β€œIt is...
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