Seafood marketers counter salmon misinformation

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute says it's taking steps to counter inflammatory stories on websites that claim Alaska-caught salmon is unsafe.

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by Associated Press

KODIAK- The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute says it's taking steps to counter inflammatory stories on websites that claim Alaska-caught salmon is unsafe.

ASMI communications director Tyson Fick says the institute has seen a resurgence of unsubstantiated, scaremongering articles designed to generate advertising revenue by curious readers clicking on websites.
Fick says that the latest wave of misinformation claims Alaska fish has been contaminated by radiation from a Japanese nuclear power plant damaged in a 2011 earthquake.
Fick says ASMI previously have countered misinformation that Alaska salmon contained mercury or PCBs.
He says ASMI refers people to the Food and Drug Administration website. The FDA has found has no evidence of dangerous Fukushima radiation in the U.S. food supply.

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