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'NYT': New Sushi Scare in NYC

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'NYT': New Sushi Scare in NYC

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Longtime food writer, Marian Burros, writing for the International Herald Tribune tonight, reveals that tests by the paper indicate that a new sushi scare may be brewing in New York City and possibly elsewhere.

The story opens as follows. It will likely be at the New York Times' site, www.nytimes.com, later this evening.

*Recent laboratory tests performed for The New York Times found so much mercury in tuna sushi that a regular diet of even two or three pieces a week at some restaurants could be a health hazard for the average adult, based on guidelines set out by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Eight of the 44 pieces of sushi The Times purchased from local restaurants and stores in October had mercury levels so high that the Food and Drug Administration could take legal action to remove the fish from the market.

Although all the samples were gathered in New York City, experts believe similar results would be observed elsewhere. …

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