Why is basa fish banned in US?
Because of its natural tendency of survival, and the ability to absorb nutrients even from contaminated waters, it poses a greater risk of hosting toxins in its body. In 2007, the US Food and Drug Administration banned the import of the several fish, including the Vietnamese Basa.
Why is basa fish so cheap?
Basa is said to be inexpensive because it grows fast, it’s easily harvested and it’s processed in factories near the farm. Being able to get the fish to market without the expense of maintaining a fleet of fishing boats helps keep the price low.
Is basa high mercury fish?
Some fish considered most safe to eat are: arctic char, basa, salmon, tilapia, canned light tuna, herring, sardines, trout, and processed white fish.