Chicken of the Sea? Maybe You Should Be…

By on Thursday, December 9th, 2010

According to a new study by Consumer Reports magazine, you ought to be a little chicken about what you’re getting from the sea — at least as far as albacore tuna in a can goes.

In 42 samples of canned and pouched tuna, CR found the stuff to be as loaded with dangerous methyl mercury as ever.  So much so, that eating one 2.5 ounce can will put a person over the safe limit of heavy-metal consumption as per the recommendations of the Food & Drug Administration. Yipes. Sorry, Charlie, only good sardines get to be Starfish…

Written by Amy Zavatto

Amy Zavatto, Toque's East Coast editor, is a food, wine, spirits and travel writer for books and magazines.


  1. Amy Zavatto says:

    RT @ToqueMag: Chicken of the Sea? Maybe You Should Be…

  2. Patricia McNally says:

    Terric article. Well-writen and concise. Scary conclusion!

    More from Amy Zavatto, please!

  3. Bob McNally says:

    Amy, it’s a delight to see and hear from you. Keep going girl!!
    Thanks for the info on Tuna. I hope all is well with you and yours. Are you sure you’re old enough to write in real magazines? Keep smiling!

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