Fish and other seafoods are integral to the Island diet, but sourcing that fish can be problematic. Aurora Saulo (TPSS) was recently interviewed for Hawaii News Now’s story on how imported frozen seafood can be contaminated with unwanted chemicals. She explained that antibiotics and other drugs are often used; although only 2 percent of foreign seafood is inspected, violative amounts of these drugs are found in even this small sample.
Her point in the interview was that domestic seafood can put the onus on foreign suppliers to provide evidence that imported seafood is safe. Because the US is the world’s second-largest importer of seafood, it can require important food safety standards.
See the whole news segment here.