Japan Lifts Ban 

According to published reports, Japan stalled shipments earlier this week because of what’s being called a misunderstanding over safety.

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to eat the green tomalley of lobsters, because it may be contaminated by red tide.

They say that lobster meat is safe to eat.

About 250,000 pounds of lobster, worth more than $1,000,000 are shipped each week to Japan.