Wednesday, October 13, 2010

BP (NYSE:BP) Says all Gulf Food Samples Passed Test So Far

After literally thousands upon thousands of Gulf seafood such as oysters, shrimp and fish having been tested, not one has failed a test searching for Corexit or polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), the latter of which could cause cancer, according to BP's (NYSE:BP) COO for the Gulf Coast Restoration Organization, Mike Utsler.

That said, Utsler added they're working with state agencies in the Gulf to improve testing, as well as creating standardized testing to be used going forward.

"The important thing is to define a standard baseline since that’s not something that’s been tested before — what’s the baseline is for the potential presence of this product, Corexit, a surfactant used in many differing types of substances such as toothpaste, baby shampoo, and the same base product found in discharges of the Mississippi and other rivers," Utsler said.

To generate confidence in Gulf seafood, chief enforcement officer for the Marine Resources Division, Major Chris Blankenship, said chemical and sensory analysis will continue.

1 comment:

  1. BP is about to launch its new BPCares website. In a heated discussion with the board, BP marketers insisted in givebacks to the retail operators to offset the hardships the operators are suffering because of the spill. This effort by the retailers was the reason why BP decided to go with the BPCares website.

    BP promised that they will be very aggressive in promoting its new BPCares website. The domains that BP now owns are:

    Inside sources indicates that the BPCares website will be up soon after the BPAMA conference.