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Warning about safety of farmed shrimp?


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Warning about safety of farmed shrimp?

Janie | Oct 9, 2004 06:13 PM

Is anyone concerned about the recent report about the danger of eating farmed shrimp, and the rampant use of toxic chemicals, such as fungicides and antibiotics linked to cancer and leukemia? The fda has a warning on their site to only eat domestic shrimp even though 80% of shrimp available here is imported.

I've never seen domestic shrimp in NY other than from Florida, and it's usually more expensive as it's flown in fresh, and all the other shrimp you see in fish markets has been frozen and they are defrosting it and selling it. Sometimes I have seen Maine shrimp.

Anyone in NYC know where to get domestic shrimp other than Citarella? And what about rock shrimp, as far I know this comes from Florida.

What about Thai restaurants, they also use those jumbo farmed shrimp.

The report was very alarming, and wondering if anyone else has these concerns. I am also pregnant, so I especially need to be careful, but was told shrimp was ok.

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