PRLog - March 6, 2014 - BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- (Brooklyn, NY)- Council Member Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., of Brooklyn today is calling on all businesses that handle raw seafood to warn consumers about the risks of contracting a bacterial infection due to contaminated seafood. He is also calling upon the New York City Department of Health to do a thorough investigation of all businesses so that consumers can be better informed of their risks when buying potentially contaminated seafood.
Council Member Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.
Council Member Espinal was particularly concerned about additional outbreaks because Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of the lent season when many families traditionally eat seafood on Fridays. “With the beginning of the lent season upon us, I fear that with increased purchases of fish there will be an increase in the number of outbreaks. We need to make sure that consumers are aware of the potential risks of handling and eating seafood bought at these fish markets.
Seafood businesses can easily post a warning sign informing consumers about the contamination,”