NC Seafood

Is a Human Health Crisis Looming over NC?

Or is it Already Here?

While CCTA has been reporting on and investigating the NC House proceedings on  HB-483, the “Let Them Spawn” bill, a much bigger and more urgent issue with our seafood has come to our attention. This is not a political issue or a battle between two interest on the same issue, it is definately a Human Health issue with plenty of supporting data. We hope to draw attention to this issue and inform the public of it’s severity and hope that our legislators see the impact the passage of HB-483 could have on the health of our citizens by limiting their choices to healthy local seafood. I think it’s time to put the brakes on and say Whoa, lets look at all the issues not just the ones special interest are pushing and spending big bucks on.

First let me share some background on HB-483 provided by Jerry Schill ( Jerry Schill is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Fisheries Association ) Click the link below.

The NC House Once Again Caves to Big Money Lobbyists, This Time to Harm our State’s Commercial Fisherman

Now let me share what we have discovered has been going on for a number of years and has just led to legislative action being taken in Louisiana to address the problem. It affects your health and you have a right to know whats going on and what you need to do to protect you and your family.

Click on these links!

Asian Seafood Raised On Antibiotics And Pig Feces Approved For U.S Consumption

Public-Health-Issues-Related-to-Consumption-of-Imported-Shrimp-June-2019

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Now a WARNING from our friends in Louisiana!

ASPALetterNorthCarolina6.22.19

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How about reports from FSN (Food Safety News) as far back as 2013!

Imports and Exports: How Safe is Seafood From Foreign Sources?

Shrimp containing antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in Canadian grocery stores

Consumer Reports: Tests Find 60 Percent of Frozen Shrimp Contaminated With Bacteria

Speaking of Consumer Reports!

How safe is your shrimp?

How about National Geographic?

Shrimp Receive Antibiotics in Factory Farms of the Sea

Here’s one from Food and Water Watch!

The Health Risk of Industrialized Shrimp Production

One from the Southern Shrimp Alliance

Antibiotics and Additives

Have I got your attention yet?

What does the GAO (U.S. Government Accountability Office) have to say?

IMPORTED SEAFOOD SAFETY

That should pique your interest, but if not you can just search on this term:
imported fish hazard

NOW!
Are you ready to contact your legislators
and tell them to
STOP HB-483 in the SENATE
until more research is done!
AND
Tell them to immediately start legislation
similar to what our friends in Louisiane just passed!
Read about it below.
HB335 Requires Restaurants to Tell Patrons They’re Eating Imported Seafood

This is just the begining!
Check back frequently for updates on this issue!

1 thought on “NC Seafood

  1. This is a serious health threat in North Carolina and elsewhere in the USA, Rick. I surely hope people pay attention and we’re able to mitigate this situation starting by looking at how passage of HB-483 (Let Them Spawn) would make the problem worse, and adding ways to help consumers understand what seafood is safe and wholesome and which is dangerous so that we can make informed decisions.

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