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From: Food Quality & Safety Magazine, 9.10.13

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Levels of Mercury Likely to Rise in Some Pacific Ocean Fish

Deep feeding fish have higher mercury concentrations, study finds

Mercury levels in fish that feed deep in the North Pacific Ocean are likely to rise in coming decades, a recent study suggests. The mercury found in these fish appears to come from coal-fired power plants in industrializing countries in Asia, highlighting the international dimension of the issue.

Don’t Wash That Chicken!

Since raw poultry can carry bacteria on its surfaces, research has shown that consumers washing it in their kitchen sinks is a bad idea

About 90 percent of home cooks believe that they should be washing raw poultry before cooking it to help reduce the risk of foodborne illness, according to scientists at Drexel University in Pennsylvania.As most food safety experts know, washing poultry may actually increase the risk of cross contamination in the kitchen.

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