Report name:

Cadmium and Selenium in Australian wild-caught Prawns

Authors:

Ian Stewart, Jessica Tan, Rob Kenyon, Andreas Kiermeier, Navreet Malhi, Amanpreet Sehmbi, Catherine McLeod

Co-Investigators:

SafeFish

Content type:

Survey

Background information:

Survey of Australian wild-caught prawns for Cadmium and Selenium levels

Date:

01 April 2014

Project status:

Completed

Other information:

One hundred and thirty four of the 140 prawn samples (95.7%) complied with the European Commission regulatory limit of 0.5 mg/kg. All prawn samples had selenium concentrations greater than 0.38mg/kg in muscle tissue. These levels meet formal requirements in Australia’s Food Standard 1.2.7. on nutrition claims for Australian wild-caught prawns to be marketed as a good source of dietary selenium.

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