Mums in tuna risk warning.Byline: JILL PALMER Medical Correspondent
PREGNANT women were warned yesterday that eating more than two cans of tuna tuna or tunny, game and food fishes, the largest members of the family Scombridae (mackerel family) and closely related to the albacore and bonito. They have streamlined bodies with two fins, and five or more finlets on the back. a week could harm their unborn baby.
Breastfeeding mums and women intending to become pregnant should also cut down.
Tuna, fresh or tinned, contains mercury which can harm the nervous system of a developing and newborn baby.
The Food Standards Agency The Food Standards Agency is a non-ministerial government department of the Government of the United Kingdom. It is responsible for protecting public health in relation to food throughout the United Kingdom and is led by an appointed board that is intended to act in the public stressed that no other adults and children were at risk.
It follows a review by the independent Committee on Toxicity which advises the Government.
Dr Andrew Wadge, acting director at the FSA FSA Financial Services Authority
FSA Food Standards Agency (UK)
FSA Farm Service Agency (USDA)
FSA Financial Services Agency (Japan) , said: "Any pregnant women who eat more than the recommended amounts of these fish would be sensible to adjust their diets slightly."