FDA warns of risk of poisoning in some Gulf fish

WASHINGTON Ciguatera fish poisoning, or CFP, which has potentially serious health consequences for consumers, is reasonably likely to occur in grouper, snapper and hogfish captured within 10 miles of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the northern Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned seafood processors this week.

FDA officials said such poisoning is also likely in amberjack, barracuda and other wide-ranging species captu

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