NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 16, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NYC: Deborah Norville) Americans' appetite for seafood and lack of mandatory government inspection discussed. [Food poisoning victim Dr. Larry McGOWAN - describes virus he caught after eating raw oysters.] [Public Voice for Food Policy spokesperson Ellen HAAS - lists various forms of food poisoning from seafood.] Impact of water pollution upon seafood safety discussed. [Food poisoning victims Sherrie KNIGHT, Rick BAUMAN - describe illness.] These victims noted eating shellfish caught by man who fished in contaminated areas. [Florida Marine Patrol Lieutenant Franklin MORRIS - comments on punishment of man.] Marine patrol noted understaffederal FDA (Food and Drug Administration) noted compiling list of dangerous chemicals that may be found in fish. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner Frank YOUNG - comments on situation.] [Commerce Department fish inspector Steve WILSON - comments on lack of FDA inspections.] [New York City health department spokesperson Rudolph ALBANESE - comments on spot checks at seafood mkts.]
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