GA faces court over salmon claim

Gavin Anderson (GA) is facing legal action from a French fishing industry group after the firm published a press release warning of the dangers of eating salmon.

François Falconnet, director general of the Confederation des Industries de

Traitment des Produits des Peches, told PRWeek that legal action against Gavin Anderson was planned for next month.

Falconnet claims GA’s promotion of the University of Albany’s study into the health risks associated with European farm-raised salmon did not reflect fairly the opinions of regulators and other scientists.

‘GA has destabilised the market without good reason. It must take responsibility for that action,’ he said.

But Nick Andrews, chief executive of GA in Brussels, dismissed the criticisms: ‘The study is a very good piece of science which highlighted some serious health issues.’

GA’s press release said there were higher levels of cancer-causing chemicals in farmed salmon than in wild salmon.

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