How Much Tuna Is Safe to Eat?

Age Canned Albacore (“White”) Canned Skipjack (“Chunk Light”) Fresh Tuna (Sushi, Poke, Steaks, etc.)
6 and under One 3-oz. serving per month Three 3-oz. servings per month Not recommended
6-12 Two 4.5-oz. servings per month One 4-oz. serving a week Limit consumption
Adults, including pregnant women Three 6-oz. servings per month for women; three 8-oz. servings per month for men One 4-oz. serving a week Up to 6 ozs. a week*  

*Not recommended for pregnant women
Source: Environmental Defense Fund, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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