Wal-Mart DISCONTINUES fresh seafood in Florida; Whole Foods removes ALL Gulf seafood
July 29th, 2010
“Wal-Mart is discontinuing the sale of fresh seafood in its Florida superstores, a Florida agriculture official told a panel looking into the economic impact of BP’s massive oil spill on the state’s economy,” the Palm Beach Post reports. The decision is blamed on a “drop in demand”.
“Whole Foods already has stopped buying and selling seafood from the gulf, even from waters that are deemed safe for fishing, said Russ Benblatt, spokesman for Whole Foods markets in Florida,” the Post reports.
“Red Lobster, the nation’s largest seafood purchaser, also recently pulled oysters off its menu.”