Microplastics – Presence in Fishmeal Reported

According to the abstract of a study published online December 26, 2020 in the journal Aquaculture by researchers from Turkey, Australia and China  “… Plastic (as both micro- and macro- plastic) is an important environmental contaminant, affecting the food chain and directly entering into marine products, including seafood. However, plastic contamination in wild derived fishmeal, a globally traded commodity, remains unknown. Using a global sampling approach, this study is the first one to assess the plastic content and composition in commercial fishmeal products … In conclusion, these results indicate that fishmeal can be an important pathway for plastics to enter the seafood chain …” – The web link to the abstract is included in the post on the home page of Plastic Food Packaging Waste News at https://pfpw.news/2021/02/06/microplastics-presence-in-fishmeal-reported/ #PlasticWaste #Microplastics #Fishmeal