Testing the Waters - A Seafood Tale
The FDA is always at work keeping the road from harvest to table as clean and healthy as possible. Along these lines, current research is to use fluorescent dyes to track pollution out in the open ocean. The FDA wants to ensure pollution levels are minimal in commercial fishery areas of the ocean and gulfs.
Julie Mayer, M.F.S., Forensic Sciences from George Washington University. She has been an employee of the FDA for over 9 years, and is currently working in the FDA's Office of Food Safety, Shellfish and Aquaculture Policy Branch as an engineer conducting hydrographic studies related to shellfish safety.