Australian supermarkets filled with cheap toxic Tuna after Fukushima nuclear disaster
Fears are growing that Coles, Woolworths and other Australian supermarkets are selling Tuna from the dead North Pacific ocean at lowest prices without passing through nuclear radiation testing.
Australia lags far behind much of the world, especially Europe, when it comes to food labeling, with apparently no legal requirement for accurate description of contents origins, and quantities.
For example, many products sold in Australian supermarkets simply have "meat" as the ingredient, not speficying which animal or animals the meat is from, something that would be illegal in Europe. In Europe it is also mandatory for ingredients over a certain small minimum percentage to all be listed, in descending order of quantity.
Country of origin is also vague or misleading on food products sold in Australia. As an example, often products are labelled as being from "various" countries or produce of "several" countries. Additionally, a product labeled as being from Thailand -- as appears to be the case of this deadly tuna which has almost killed four people in the latest scare -- could actually be from Japan but has been packaged in Thailand before being shipped on to Australia.
Almost all tuna being sold in Australia's large supermarkets such as Coles, originate in the North, West, and North West Pacific Ocean, an area highly contaminated by toxic waters and nuclear radiation from the gigantic Fukushima nuclear melt-down disaster, which on a scale of severity, made Chernobyl look like a walk in the park.
Within minutes of consumption, the tinned tuna caused a woman to go bright red in the face and eyes, and caused nausea, skin rashes, dizziness and tingling in the mouth, and has already lead to the death of some people in Asia who consumed tuna from the Northern Pacific Ocean.
Simone Du Toit said she fell ill within 15 minutes of eating the salad on Monday. “I went bright red, I started to get heart palpitations and the whites of my eyes turned red,” she said.
Food products from Asia are able to enter Australia without stringent testing, without any testing for nuclear radiation or contamination, without easy tracing of actual origin, and to then be sold here without clear and accurate labeling of contents and countries of origin, while South Australia has its own large tuna industry.
AUSVEG chief executive Richard Mulcahy said more tuna products sold in Australia should be sourced locally. "We've got a big tuna industry in South Australia," he told Fairfax Radio. "Possibly some of these manufacturers who haven't been very supportive of what we're doing are just looking at the bottom line and saying `well, we can buy it from Asia. It's cheaper'."
A great many food products in Australian supermarkets have labeling that says "Made from local and imported products" - they never say where the imported products are from. Australian companies are mixing local products with foreign cheap products in order to increase their profit and cut prices.
Australia's last tuna cannery is phasing out production. It's a sign that last year's tuna quota cutbacks have started to bite. Port Lincoln Tuna Processors will stop production of John West canned tuna products in May.
Scombroid poisoning was linked to the death of Sunshine Coast mother and daughter Noelene and Yvana Bischoff last year, just hours after they consumed contaminated fish at a restaurant in Bali, Indonesia.