Costco Wholesale Corporation has committed to warn its customers about mercury contamination in fish. Costco will post the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mercury advice on signs at seafood counters in all its stores. The move, prompted by requests from Oceana and Costco members, follows similar action by other major grocery chains nationwide.
“With Costco’s customer-oriented decision, more than one in three major grocery stores is now posting the government advice about mercury in fish,” said Jackie Savitz, senior campaign director for Oceana. “Signs help shoppers in states like Washington, Oregon and Nevada to make informed choices about what they buy and feed their families. But in other states, shoppers are unlikely to learn about the healthiest fish unless companies like Wal-Mart, A&P and Publix get on board,” Savitz added. Read the rest of this entry »