An interesting label (on fish filets)
I gave up eating fish many years before all the warnings about unsafe quantities of mercury and other chemicals to be found in fish. However, DH is very fond of fish so he continues to have it for dinner once a week or so. No, he isn't concerned about the contaminants, nor does he agree that there is no safe minimum when eating mercury- after all, as long as he doesn't have it too often it's okay according to his doctor and the FDA. Me, I can't reconciliate the fact that ANY mercury is harmful to humans to fact of various publishings advising that once a week or once a month (depending on species) it's okay to eat fish that have mercury in their flesh. The fact that the human body disposes of 50%, 80% or 90% of the ingested mercury (quantity depends on whose study) doesn't change that the remainder is accumulated in the body.
Okay, that's all old stuff. What is new is a label I read on DH's most recent purchase of frozen fish filets: the fish has been tested and found to be mercury-free. That may not be an exact quote but the meaning was clear. The fish in that package were tested and contain no mercury residue. I would like to believe it. But I can't quite visualize testing being done on each fish caught/processed/frozen. Test one fish out of X-number of pounds, maybe and probably that's so. Test every single fish they process? I doubt it. OTOH, it's nice to see that someone has noticed that potential customers are concerned about the amount of mercury in fish.