Formaldehyde detected in fish imported from Asia

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RALEIGH, NC – You might want to think before taking a bite of that fresh fish, unless you like extra formaldehyde in your tuna!

Some imported fish from Asia found in North Carolina supermarkets were found to have high levels of formaldehyde. The levels found in the fish are an amount that is banned for use in food in the United States.

Formaldehyde is used to kill bacteria in fish farmed in polluted waters of Vietnam and China.

The exact species of formaldehyde-contaminated fish were not specified, but we can tell you that China is the biggest supplier of catfish and tilapia among other fish.

In the meantime, maybe it’s time to keep it domestic.