Posted: Dec 29, 1899 11:00 PM by Sharlee Barriere
Updated: Aug 18, 2010 5:46 AM
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) Officials with the Institute for Seafood Studies at Nicholls State University say consumers of Louisiana seafood can be confident in the findings of the safety assurances issued by government agencies.
In a Tuesday statement, Dr. Marilyn Kilgen said the results of intensive investigations have consistently shown that seafood harvested from state and federally designated open fishing areas present no public health risk from the oil spill.
Kilgen has conducted research in seafood safety at Nicholls for 30 years and served on many national and international seafood safety committees, including the National Academy of Sciences' congressionally mandated Seafood Safety Study.