Contaminated Seafood A Growing Concern After BP Oil Spill
As the oil slick from the sunken rig in the Gulf Coast creeps toward Florida's coast, concerns are growing that contaminated fish, crab and shrimp could make their way into the marketplace.
At a training class Thursday, UF seafood experts trained business owners from 40 different seafood companies around the country to use their noses.
The UF experts are also training the food industry watchdogs.
The university has also partnered with officials from the FDA and National Marine Fisheries Service and will teach seafood inspectors how to smell contamination to protect consumers if the oil reaches the Florida coast.
The state seafood inspectors will begin their training in mid-June at UF.
UF will also help officials in Texas, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi set up similar training.
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