NB officials reiterate warning about edible plants in flood zone

New Brunswick's chief medical officer of health is issuing another warning about eating wild, edible plants in areas of the province affected by flooding.

Dr. Jennifer Russell says the plants could be contaminated and may be unsafe to consume.

Floodwaters may have contained untreated sewage, fuel or other contaminants, and plants such as fiddleheads could have been exposed.

Dr.Russell says this doesn't mean all wild, edible plants in the province should not be consumed; only those from flood-affected areas.

Fiddleheads aren't regulated and health officials say anyone selling them must meet requirements of Canada’s Food and Drugs Act.

In terms of other commercially grown produce, it is far too early to predict what steps will be necessary.