The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently added tuna steaks and canned albacore tuna
to this list.
Though the agency plans to end an allowance for canned albacore tuna
under the program, it may still offer light tuna, which critics say also can contain enough mercury to cause health effects.
APHA signed onto another letter to Daniels in support of removing canned albacore tuna
from WIC food packages for breastfeeding women and of adding canned sardines and salmon.
Tuna max Two federal agencies advised consumers to limit consumption of fish, especially canned albacore tuna
, over concerns about mercury contamination (sciencenews.org/20040327/food.asp).
Once you've made clear the health and environmental advantages to using specialty canned albacore tuna
from responsible micro-canneries you can focus your merchandising efforts on the superior taste and versatility of specialty canned tuna, and show your customers how to go beyond tuna salad sandwiches, or at the very least, how to make better tuna salad sandwiches.
EWG instead recommends that women of childbearing age and children under age 5 years avoid canned albacore tuna
because of high mercury levels.