Hey Kris, hate to burst your Tuna bubble but...since I got this UC Tuna has really upset me so I did some research and this is what I found (I would eat only Albacore)
We have a special concern about tuna, and that concern is unwanted mercury contamination. Because of its mercury content we think it may be best for people to limit their intake. This is especially important for children, women who are pregnant, or of childbearing age and those with weakened immune systems. In the spring of 2004, the FDA issued a recommendation that children and those with threatened immune systems limit their consumption of canned albacore tuna and tuna steaks to no more than 6 ounces per week and light tuna to no more than 12 ounces per week. (Light) tuna has been found to contain less mercury than albacore. Albacore is a much larger fish therefore containing much more mercury. Our recommendation is canned light versions, or if buying canned albacore, to purchase it from a reputable supplier who has had the mercury levels tested by an independent lab.
The mercury content of other types of fish will vary with the species. If you are looking for some other options that could replace your canned tuna, some varieties recommended by the Environmental Working Group and the U.S. Public Interest Group include wild Pacific salmon, flounder, haddock, shrimp, farm-raised trout and catfish; there was no mercury detected in these fish.
So I have given up tuna, although soon I won't have anything left to eat. I will start gnawing menus and say I have eaten more than a full meal!
THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME! Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.