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New Seasons Pulls Local Tuna After Mercury Testing
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Grocery Store Pulls Tuna
PORTLAND - Fish is a big seller at New Seasons Market, and until recently, three kinds of tuna filled their cold cases, but not now.
The store pulled some local tuna after it tested at higher Mercury levels than expected, although the levels are lower than what Federal guidelines permit. Now the store management wants to know if its customers agree.
"We were really shocked to find out that it came in higher than what the industry is saying on the local Oregon Albacore tuna. Being that it's a juvenile fish, they usually come in at .2 or .3. They came back at 7.33.
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These figures New Season's Alan Hummel quoted are Mercury levels in parts per million that he says a Portland lab found in Oregon Albacore tuna.
Lab manager Ken Ayers ran two tests that came back at seven, then nine parts per million of Mercury.
Read more at the New Seasons Market blog.
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