EU rapid alert system finds mercury in marlin steaks – Fishupdate.com

EU rapid alert system finds mercury in marlin steaks Published:  12 October, 2005

THE EU rapid alert system for week 40 has detected mercury in frozen swordfish loins (Xiphias gladius) from Vietnam via the Netherlands, notified by Italy, and also in frozen marlin steaks (Makaira indica) from Belgium, notified by Germany. In addition, parasites-Anisakis were found in monktails (lophius piscatorius) from Denmark, notified by Italy. Consumers can be reassured that products subject to an alert notification have been withdrawn or are in the process of being withdrawn from the market. The Member States have their own mechanisms to carry out such actions, including the provision of detailed information through the media if necessary.

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