Every now and then, some people feel the need to speak bad about panga. Is it jealousy because of the worldwide success of the fish? It’s hard to say, but what is clear is that the statements about panga being harmful to consumers because it’s full of antibiotics and pesticides is absolute nonsense. This is the conclusion of research conducted by scientists at the internationally renowned Wageningen University in the Netherlands. They researched claims made in the media and found that none of the toxicological risks that were mentioned in the media were supported with actual data. They also calculated that people would need to eat absurd amounts of panga of up to 167 kg per day, every day, for the rest of their life, for a health risk to possibly occur.
So, don’t be fooled by unfounded claims in the media. That panga on your plate is completely safe and healthy. If not, it would never reach your kitchen.
The conclusions of the research have been published in the scientific magazine Reviews in Aquaculture. Have a look at the summary, including the facts and figures and an explanatory video.