Navigation Links
Consumers Win Major Victory Over Seafood Scaremongers
Date:3/11/2009

California Appellate Court Rejects Desperate Attempt To Stigmatize a Health Food

SAN FRANCISCO, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the First Appellate Court of California upheld the original verdict in a 2006 case which established that the trace levels of mercury in canned tuna are naturally occurring, and too insignificant to require warning labels. A three-judge panel heard oral arguments on January 27, when Deputy Attorney General Sue Fiering argued that the labels should be required under California's "Proposition 65" law despite scientific evidence that 95 to 100 percent of mercury traces are naturally occurring.

David Martosko, the Director of Research for the Center for Consumer Freedom, reacted to the news with this statement:

"The Appellate Court outcome is another huge victory for consumers in this case. For the second time, judges have rightly decided that giving fish the skull-and-crossbones treatment would cause more harm than good.

"California is so nuts for warning labels that the Attorney General wanted to put it on a health food. Oily fish is full of omega-3 fatty acids, which are something of a super-nutrient. And in study after study, scientists are rediscovering that the health benefits of eating fish far outweigh any hypothetical risks."

In a report titled "Tuna Meltdown" the Center for Consumer Freedom found that over a quarter-million underprivileged American children were born at risk of having abnormally low IQs since the year 2000 because their low-income mothers were scared to eat fish during their pregnancies. This, says CCF, is partially the result of exaggerated government mercury warnings.

A case summary and other details about today's consumer victory on People ex rel. v. Tri-Union Seafoods LLC et al. is available on the California Appellate Courts website under case number A116792.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Center for Consumer Freedom
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Docs More Supportive of Stem Cell Research Funding Than Consumers After Viewing Presidents Speech
2. New Web Site Will Help Consumers Find Lowest Local Prices for Prescription Drugs
3. As Layoffs Increase Nationally, Atlanta's Coverdell Launches Suite of Healthcare Discount Programs; Saving Consumers Up to 60 Percent on Healthcare Spending
4. Supreme Court Ruling is a Victory for Consumers Injured by Dangerous Drugs, Says Hissey Kientz, LLP
5. AmericInn Hotels Kicks-Off Sleep Better America With Launch of New Web Site to Educate Consumers About Insomnia and Sleep-Related Issues
6. Consumers Beware: Unlicensed Care of Animals May Cause Health Problems and Increased Costs
7. Important Deadlines Near for $21 Million Class Action Settlement That Provides Consumers With Money Back for Over 200 Prescription Drugs
8. Taking the Stress Out of Funeral Planning, FuneralDecisions.com Offers Consumers an Innovative Approach
9. Consumers Spending Less on Prescription Drugs
10. Americas Peanut Farmers to Travel to New York City to Meet Consumers, Work to Rebuild Trust in All Things Peanut
11. Consumers and Healthcare Professionals Agree - Kitchen Cabinet is Home for My Supplements
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/11/2016)... Whippany, New Jersey (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... invited to a free CEU seminar titled, “Stroke Management: Time to Act, Time to ... Senior Housing Community in Whippany, N.J. The presenter is Vishal Chedda, president of ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... The president released a FY 2017 budget request ... shift more of the cost burden to military beneficiaries. , MOAA’s president, retired ... defense budget as including limited quantifiable benefit fixes mixed with numerous beneficiary fee hikes. ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... In a new ... plastic surgeon , Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, and colleagues, examine and underscore the ... recommendations for rhinoplasty surgeons when addressing this vital area. , The upper lateral ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... of J.R. Garrett Esq. as General Counsel. Garrett will focus on contract negotiations, ... and audits, privacy and security law, and best practices in data breaches for ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... 11, 2016 , ... Talix today announced that Clive Fields, ... presenting at the 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, taking place February 29 ... “ Coding for Care: Using Data Analytics for Risk Adjustment ,” Dr. Fields ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... , Feb. 11, 2016  Delcath Systems, ... and medical device company focused on oncology with ... metastatic liver cancers, announces the engagement of ... Company,s Global Medical Consultant. Dr. Birgerson will provide ... Company,s clinical operations team to help ensure timely ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... 11, 2016 SI-BONE, Inc., a medical ... iFuse Implant System, a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) ... the sacroiliac (SI) joint, announced the publication of ... MIS SI joint fusion for patients suffering from ... or SI joint disruption.  In the first article, ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS ) announced today that it will ... a.m. Eastern Time to discuss its 2015 financial results and ... . A webcast replay will be available for a limited ... A webcast replay will be available for a limited time ... listen to the call by dialing 877-443-5662 or access the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: