President Barack Obama said Monday that seafood from the Gulf region is safe to eat and announced a new coordinated effort to make sure it stays that way.
Obama said the government will step up its inspections and monitoring to help ensure that the Gulf Coast food industry is getting the kind of protection and certification it needs to sell its products around the country.
Obama said, “We don’t want tragedies on top of the tragedy we’re already seeing.”
The president had high praise for the Gulf seafood he ate for lunch in Gulfport. He noted he had some for lunch – including mini crab cakes, fried shrimp and shrimp salad sandwiches – and found it “delicious.”
The Associated Press