I believe Kroger Value fish is just a selection of fish that they were able to get a deal on at the time they purchased the fish from their suppliers. You can always email Kroger to find out.
Dr. Murad says, 'fish such as tuna and salmon, can contain high levels of mercury and other contaminants, so you should eat these infrequently'.
The Food Standards Agency recommends that we should eat at least two portions of fish a week. Pregnant and breastfeeding women, and those of childbearing age should eat no more than two portions of oily fish a week.
Here's a list of Dr. Murad's Best Choice of fish:
bigeye (troll or poll caught)
mackerel (ONE OF MY FAVOURITES!)
salmon (canned, wild caught Alaska)
sea bass (line-caught, farmed)
shrimp/prawns (trap caught)
trout (rainbow farmed)
Fish to eat with caution:
clams (wild caught)
crab (brown, pot caught)
lobster (pot caught)
mussels (wild caught)
oysters (wild caught)
Salmon (wild caught Pacific)
scallops (bay farmed, sea)
shrimp (brown or wild)
tuna (skipjack, yellow fin, line-caught, canned)another favourite of mine
Fish to avoid:
caviar (beluga, osetra, sevruga)
salmon (Atlantic farmed)
sea bass (trawled)
sturgeon (wild caught)
This list was published in 2007; not sure if anything has changed since. Either way if you have the fish on the avoid list once in a while it won't harm you, so long as you aren't pregnant or breastfeeding... which may harm the baby.
I think it's fine to eat the fish you already bought. I would suggest next time you buy fish try to stick to the best choices list. It's hard for me because I love yellow fin tuna steaks, so I have that about once a week or every 2 weeks.
Last edited by Taurie : 03-29-2010 at 07:46 AM.