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Food Safety for Moms-to-Be
You Can Still Enjoy Fish!
- Five of the most commonly eaten fish are lower in mercury:
- - Shrimp
- Canned light tuna
- 12 ounces per week
You can still enjoy eating other cooked fish/seafood as long as a variety of other kinds are selected during pregnancy or while you’re trying to become pregnant.
You can eat up to 12 ounces (2 average meals) a week of a variety of fish and shellfish that are lower in mercury.
Five of the most commonly eaten fish that are low in mercury are shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, pollock, and catfish.
Another commonly eaten fish, albacore (“white”) tuna has more mercury than canned light tuna. So, when choosing your two meals of fish and shellfish, you may eat up to 6 ounces (one average meal) of albacore tuna per week.