Seafood Safety Topics

Microbes and Food Borne Illness (Pathogens)

Publications addressing food safety issues associated with microbial pathogens like bacteria and viruses that could be associated with certain types of seafood products.

Parasites

Links to CDC and FDA publications addressing parasites commonly found in seafood products.

Toxins

This section provides food safety publications addressing the naturally occurring toxins associated with algae blooms that could be associated with certain types of shellfish products. A description of the naturally occurring finfish toxins, ciguatera and histamine addressed.

Man Made Pollutants

Scientific publications addressing health effects of low-level exposure to man-made pollutants such as PCBs are included.  

Mercury

This section contains links to key scientific publications investigating the effects of mercury exposure on neurological and developmental health.