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Wed November 4, 2009
WVAS Local

Banned Substance Found in Imported Fish

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - Alabama Agriculture and Industries
Commissioner Ron Sparks says some fish being imported into Alabama
have tested positive for a substance not approved for fish.
Sparks plans a news conference for 3 p.m. today at his agency's
headquarters in Montgomery. He says the imported fish have tested
positive for fluoroquinolones, a substance not approved by the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration for aquaculture.
Sparks said when his department's labs find the substance in
imported fish, he will stop them from being sold in Alabama.