Sir; With regard to your article about the Food Standards Agency reviewing the advice about eating two portions of fish a week (The Grocer, 13 January, p52), changing the advice again risks further confusing the public.

The FSA should continue its remit to protect health and consumer interests by not only encouraging the public to eat fish, but also to try more, new fish species. The FSA website itself states that most people aren't eating enough fish.

The consumer is already faced with plenty of advice about food in general from many organisations, including several NGOs. In addition, supermarkets are developing their own policies towards fish sustainability and the FSA changing its advice would only add to consumers' uncertainty about what they should do.

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