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October 17, 2007

FDA Provides Advice on Safe Sources of Puffer Fish

From an FDA news release:

The only safe sources for imported puffer fish are fish that have been processed and prepared by specially trained and certified fish cutters in the city of Shimonoseki, Japan. Additionally, puffer fish caught in the mid-Atlantic coastal waters of the United States, typically between Virginia and New York, are safe to consume. Puffer fish from all other sources can either naturally contain deadly toxins or become toxic because of environmental factors and therefore are not considered safe.

Click here to see a picture of a pufferfish: National Geographic

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