Cadmium and lead in bivalves: importance for food safety

Published on: 01/31/2021
Source : NIFES

The National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES) has analysed the content of cadmium and lead in scallops and horse mussels harvested in Norwegian waters. The results show levels above EU's maximum limits when analysing the digestive gland of the scallop and the kidney of the horse mussel. Cadmium in the digestive gland from scallopsShell feed by filtering seawater. During this pro...

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January 31, 2021
Does the lead/cadmium come out of the shell as the mussels are cooked? Why does the wine/butter mixture in Moules Marinières become black if the mussels are not pulled out right after cooking?
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