Florida Seafood is Safe

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is responsible for testing seafood harvested from the Gulf of Mexico to ensure it is safe to eat. Laboratory testing shows that Florida seafood products are plentiful, safe and have not been affected by the oil spill.

Since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Department has screened thousands of seafood samples, including finfish, shrimp, oysters, crabs, clams and lobsters for possible oil contamination from polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Samples represent a composite of multiple organisms (10 crabs, 15 oysters, 0.5 lbs. shrimp), except for finfish (at least 1.0 lb. fillet) which are tested separately. Additional funding has also allowed the Department to enhance its laboratory capabilities to screen for the dispersant dioctylsulfosuccinate (DOSS). All findings are well below the FDA's levels of concern.

Out of 3,693 Samples, 59,668 total analyses were completed. 0 Failed

Filter the Data

The results of the analyses can be refined by adjusting up to four different criteria. The first three filters may be accessed by clicking on the interactive tabs as follows:

  • The “DATE COLLECTED” tab allows users to select a date range by moving the slides.
  • The “COMMODITY” tab allows users to select one or more of the seafood products tested.
  • The “ANALYTE” tab allows users to select one or more of the chemicals tested.

After the dates, commodities, and analytes are specified, click on “APPLY FILTERS.” Indicate whether to display only positive findings by selecting the checkbox below the button. The final filter, Location, may be further refined below.

Date Collected

Valid sample start and end dates are between August 2010 and September 2013.

Start Date:
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