Phl sets cadmium level standards for seafood exports
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High-value seafoods produced in the Philippines are being subjected to cadmium exposure assessment to determine if the standards set by Codex Alimentarius can be achieved and likewise to set standards for our fishery products that are for export. The cadmium exposure assessment is part of the project titled, “Achievable Levels of cadmium in Philippine Seafoods for Export,” implemented by the National Food Authority-Food Development Center (NFA-FDC) and funded by the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR). Among the seafood samples considered in the project were those highly valued for export as identified and cited by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). These are: tuna, prawn, seaweeds (carageenan), crab, squid, sardines, and milkfish.
Dela Cruz, R. T. (2015, April 5). Phl sets cadmium level standards for seafood exports. The Philippine Star, p. B-3.
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Cadmium; Trade; Seafood; Fishery products; Seaweeds; Marine organisms; Animal metabolism; Carcinogens; Public health; Heavy metals; Fishing grounds; Sampling; Volcanism; Mining; Fertilizers; Air pollution; Water pollution; Food consumption; Fish; National Food Authority-Food Development Center (NFA-FDC); Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC); Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC); Department of Agriculture (DA); Sales, Jocelyn M.
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