Fisherman along the Gulf Coast are skeptical that the Food and Drug Administration’s testing is thorough enough to deem gulf seafood safe.
The current method for detecting oil contamination in seafood is a simple sniff test, which doesn’t seem to satisfy industry workers.
The FDA says smell tests are the only way to detect chemical dispersants, as scientists have yet to develop an effective tissue test. The FDA also says it is confident proper steps are being taken to ensure the safety of seafood from the Gulf.
Read more: Gulf seafood declared safe; fishermen not so sure (AP)