The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) of Singapore tested imported Norwegian salmon for heavy metals and assured the public that it is safe to eat.
Some 197 tons of salmon were imported from Norway to Singapore last year, accounting for 77 percent of the total import by the city state.
AVA began to analyze after Russia was reported to have found the high level of Lead and Cadmium in the fish and banned them from January 1, 2006. Since then, Norway’s fish industry is scrambling to cope with the ban from its major customer.
The report added that the Norwegian Food Inspectorate has said there is no basis for Russia’s claims and offered to conduct a joint inspection of Norwegian salmon production.