Oeko-Test discovered chopsticks pollutants in fish – popular brands by fall

fish fingers always go: they are made quickly and many kids love them. Parents, you can, but usually with a good conscience on the table, as a comparison of the

Oeko-Test discovered chopsticks pollutants in fish – popular brands by fall

fish fingers always go: they are made quickly and many kids love them. Parents, you can, but usually with a good conscience on the table, as a comparison of the magazine "Öko-Test" (issue 7/2020) shows.

in 12 of the 20 fish sticks-variety cut with a "very good" or "good". The 4 best products were characterized according to the report, by fish from sustainably managed fisheries with a transparent supply chain. At the same time, they were given in the pollutant test with a score of "very good".

Test of Bio - and discount products

both fish have been Tested swabs from the organic segment as well as supermarkets and discounters. In the case of the organic Followfish" and "Wild Ocean "were" the winner of the test, "Landur fish" got chopsticks, a "good".

In the case of the conventional variant, the chopsticks of "Bofrost" as well as "Käpt'n Iglo salmon sticks impressed" with the touch of One. With the judgment "good" did, among other things, "Almare Seafood" (Aldi Süd), "Eskimo" (Aldi North), "Frosta", "Good & Cheap" (Edeka), "Ocean Sea" (Lidl), "Penny fish sticks" as well as "Tegut". A further three products were "satisfactory".

Öko-Test: Popular brands "unsatisfactory" and "poor" punished

The "K-Classic fish sticks, 15-piece" were "adequate," three "deficient" rating - including the very popular classic fish sticks from the "Käpt'n Iglo". The fish sticks from the delivery service, "the Iceman" were punished with a grade of "unsatisfactory".

In almost all products, so-called fat were detected pollutants - in the case of animal substances led to try to the part of kidney damage, and therefore they are classified as a concern. The highest concentrations of grease, pollutants, according to meadows, the products of cap'n crunch and ice cream man ; In conjunction with traces of chlorate in both the poor overall scores come about. In the case of Eismann in addition, the method of fishing is not on the Produtkverpackung on the Internet verifiable.

criticism of the method of fishing

A devaluation in the judgment it gave in the Organic "fish sticks from Pollock fillet" of Alnatura because of the method of fishing: The saithe is caught with bottom trawls. From a scientific point of view, so that the bottom of the sea will ravaged hard, criticize the Tester. Of the small inventory and the origin of the processed saithe were also problematic.

In two other products were detected according to "Öko-Test" greatly increased levels of the Fat contaminant 3-MCPD. In animal experiments, 3-MCPD is shown to be harmful to the kidneys. The European food safety authority has therefore established a maximum intake per day. A 30-kilogram child it would take already more, if you of these products up to five individual fish sticks to eat.

Healthier: fish sticks prefer in the oven to cook

A mixed response, the Tester will give to the question of whether fish sticks are healthy. For a high-quality protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and Iodine, salmon is also a good source of Vitamin D. the problem is the fat is to be delivered from the point of view of the Tester but breading - rich, especially if fish sticks to be fried in the pan. With five fish sticks children have taken a third of the recommended amount of fat per day. Parents can prepare but to counteract, by sticks the fish in the oven.

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Updated Date: 30 June 2020, 11:26

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