Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft calls the seafood from the Gulf of Mexico that’s currently being caught and tested “the most sampled seafood anywhere on the face of the Earth.” Zukunft, the Deepwater Horizon Response Federal On-Scene Coordinator, says out of “thousands and thousands of samples tested, every one of them has shown no indication whatsoever of hydrocarbon. The good news is it is safe,” Zukunft says.
This U.S. Coast Guard video shot by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Kendrick provides a glimpse into the sample collection process that took place earlier this month aboard the trawler Beau Rivage in reopened waters off the coast of Pascagoula, Miss. The video features interviews with Zukunft, as well as NOAA Research Fisheries Biologist Lisa Jones, and Peter Koufopoulos, who is FDA Chief, Seafood Processing and Technology Policy.
The Food Channel is bringing you recaps of some of the best stories from around the Web that will help us all learn more about the true situation in the Gulf. Stay with us as the story unfolds and let’s see what the future of food may look like in the wake of crisis.