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Risks and benefits of fish consumption

11 October 2011
FAO and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have published a report of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Consultation on the risks and benefits of fish consumption. The report recommends a framework for assessing the net health benefits or risks of fish consumption in order to provide guidance to national food safety authorities and the Codex Alimentarius Commission in their work on managing risks, taking into account the existing data on the benefits of eating fish.