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Title: Assuring Seafood Safety: Contaminants and Residues in Irish Seafood 2004-2008
Authors: McGovern, Evin
McHugh, Brendan
O’Hea, Linda
Joyce, Eileen
Tlustos, Christina
Glynn, Denise
Keywords: Environmental contaminants
Veterinary residues
Metals
Mercury
Lead
Cadmium
PCBs
POPs
Persistent organic pollutants
Dioxins
Brominated flame retardants
Seafood
Fish
Crab
Shellfish
Aquaculture
Farmed salmon
Dietary intake
PUFAs
Omega-3
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Marine Institute (in collaboration with Food Safety Authority of Ireland)
Citation: McGovern, E., McHugh, B., O’Hea, L., Joyce, E., Tlustos, C. & Glynn, D., “Assuring Seafood Safety: Contaminants and Residues in Irish Seafood 2004-2008”, Marine Institute 2011
Abstract: This report provides an overview on the occurrence of environmental contaminants, such as metals and persistent organic pollutants (POPs), and veterinary residues in Irish seafood. Compliance of seafood (shellfish, crustaceans, wild and farmed finfish) with relevant EC Regulatory Limits for contaminants is examined and an overview of conformance of the aquaculture sector with the requirements of the EC Residues Directive (Dir 96/23/EC) is presented for 2004 - 2008. The contribution of seafood to the dietary intake of certain contaminants for the Irish adult seafood consumer is estimated and the risks of contaminant exposure from seafood consumption are considered in the context of the well established health benefits of seafood consumption.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10793/706
ISBN: 9781902895482
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