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Microplastics in fishmeal: A growing concern

April 26 2021

Markets International Organization ALL ABOUT FEED Topic Contaminants, residues and contact materials Microplastics are ingested by marine biota including fish. This could lead to food safety concerns: they are potentially dangerous for...

Markets International
Organization ALL ABOUT FEED
Topic Contaminants, residues and contact materials

Microplastics are ingested by marine biota including fish. This could lead to food safety concerns: they are potentially dangerous for consumers of fish. A study assessed the concentrations of microplastics in fishmeal and method for extracting them.

Recent studies show a shift in marine debris composition to predominantly plastic; about 60 – 80% of the debris consists of plastic. Plastic debris ≤ 5000 µm is generally termed microplastic. There are multiple sources of microplastics and these can all be traced back to human activities on land or at sea.

For a better understanding of the contaminant, researchers at the University of Southampton carried out a study to investigate microplastics in fishmeal. 

Tags: plastic pollution, fishmeal, microplastics

    

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