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Just Say No ... to Tomalley

8/06/2008 12:34:00 PM
This makes me sad, I'm one of those people that eats all the parts of a lobster.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning the public to avoid eating tomalley in all American lobsters because the green stuff - which functions as the liver and pancreas - can have dangerous levels of the toxin that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning.

Routine sampling of lobsters in Maine and New Hampshire turned up the high levels which are not believed to affect lobster meat and probably stem from an outbreak of red tide in Northern New England and eastern Canada.

Interesting to learn that the green stuff is actually a lobster's "liver and pancreas." I just figured it was brains or something. Must be the zombie in me. mmMmMM....brains...


Anyhoo, I guess I'll be avoiding lobster tomalley for the time being. Not that I eat lobster very much to begin with. Time to surf the FDA website and see what's up.

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