Mercury Policy Project

Promoting policies to eliminate mercury use and reduce mercury exposure

WIC Program Urged to Drop Tuna

February 8th, 2010

Due to potentially unsafe levels of mercury contained in light tuna, MPP and Got Mercury formally opposed its inclusion in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). They point out that the USDA cannot guarantee the safety of the mercury levels in canned light tuna because the FDA fails to adequately screen canned tuna and remove high-mercury canned tuna.

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