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Some Imported Shrimp on Grocery Store Shelves are Contaminated with Antibiotics

Most of us assume that by the time food arrives at the grocery store, it’s been checked for any chemicals that might harm us. That’s not necessarily the case: food manufacturers and federal employees test for some known culprits in some foods, but the search isn’t exhaustive, especially when it comes to imported items. Recently, scientists working with ABC News checked to see whether imported farmed shrimp bought from grocery stores had any potentially dangerous antibiotic residue, left over from the antibiotic-filled ponds in which they are raised.
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Antibiotic residues, some more than FDA limits, in seafood purchased at US grocery stores, experts say

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 years ago)

Scientists have found evidence of antibiotics – one a suspected human carcinogen – in seafood imported into the United States and purchased from grocery store shelves. Read Post

ABC Finds Illegal Antibiotics in Imported Shrimp

Lifestyle / Food & Drink : Food Safety News (2 years ago)

Traces of illegal antibiotics are lurking in America's favorite seafood, according to a new report by ABC World News. The news outlet tested 30 imported shrimp samples from grocery stores across the country and found three were posi... Read Post

Flame retardant chemicals found in butter

Lifestyle / Food & Drink : Daily Dish (4 years ago)

Does Paula Deen know about this? Flame retardant chemicals that are known to be harmful to health have been found in a package of butter sampled in a Dallas grocery store. This is the first reported case of food contamination... Read Post


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