Although farmed salmon contains less omega-3 than before, it is still an important source of fatty acids in the Norwegian diet.
To ensure food safety in Norway, the seafood industry is thoroughly monitored and controlled by a number of institutions. The Norwegian government's monitoring programs confirm that it is safe to eat farmed salmon.
The Norwegian health authorities recommend that we include more fish in our diets. The Norwegian Directorate of Health recommends eating fish for dinner two to three times per week.
Pregnant women are not exposed to harmful amounts of pollutants by eating farmed salmon. Oily fish has a positive effect on the development of fetuses and infants.
Much of the food we eat contain small amounts of pollutants, and farmed salmon is no exception. However, the benefits of eating fish outweigh the negligible risk posed by the current levels of pollutants and other known contaminants.