Things have gotten rather quiet over at Good Housekeeping so we thought we'd ping 'em one more time. Keep in mind this is a publication that brags on its website that it "exercises strict editorial judgment."
September 29, 2010
Ms. Sarah Scrymser
300 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Dear Ms. Scrymser,
Earlier this month, we wrote to Samantha Cassetty, Director of the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, concerning an article that appeared in the September 2010 issue (“Is Your Tuna Toxic,” September 2010). In short, we were disappointed that Good Housekeeping chose to publish only one of the study’s two key findings. In doing so, your story neglected to mention the standards on mercury and seafood consumption enforced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the regulatory body that has actual jurisdiction over commercial seafood.
Consumers should not be concerned with or by the University of Nevada-Las Vegas study referenced in the article for the following reasons:
Given that Ms. Cassetty failed to respond to our initial message, we are again requesting an explanation as to how this type of reporting made its way into the pages of Good Housekeeping. In the meantime, NFI intends to continue to challenge your reporting, just as we did when we were contacted recently by KSD-TV in San Diego.
National Fisheries Institute
CC: Rosemary Ellis, Editor in Chief