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Q: But what about the oil compounds that scientists have reported finding in the bile of some fish?
A: Bile shows what a fish recently ate, but the fish's digestive system goes on to process and eliminate contaminants so they don't build up in edible tissue, Dickey said.
Q: Are there other reasons to pay attention to seafood safety?
A: Definitely. A California company recently recalled some yellowfin tuna used to make sushi because it was linked to an outbreak of salmonella food poisoning. And every year, health officials warn people with certain health conditions to avoid eating raw oysters -- they may be contaminated with the Vibrio vulnificus bacteria that typically is found in warm coastal waters between April and October.
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