US Heightens Scrutiny Of Gulf Seafood Amid BP Spill

Law360, New York (June 15, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT) -- The federal government has stepped up inspection efforts to keep seafood contaminated by the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico out of the food supply.

The government will continue precautionary closures and ramp up seafood testing as part of its strategy to keep Gulf seafood safe, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday.

The two agencies have also begun drafting plans for a protocol to reopen closed fisheries once the danger of contamination has passed, they said....
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