Enviros Seek To Lower FDA Mercury Standards For Seafood

Law360, New York (July 31, 2012, 7:56 PM EDT) -- Two environmental groups sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in California last week in a bid to force the agency to consider their petition to reduce the mercury level allowed in seafood sold in the U.S.

The Center for Biological Diversity and the Turtle Island Restoration Network filed a petition with the FDA in June 2011 asking the agency to make a rule cutting the allowable level of mercury in seafood by 50 percent, to start a seafood testing program and to issue advisories for...
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