September 10, 2016

THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS QUALITY:

Twenty Percent of Seafood Is Mislabeled : A new Oceana report offers further proof that fish fraud is everywhere. (KANYAKRIT VONGKIATKAJORN, SEP. 10, 2016, Mother Jones)


Do you ever wonder where the seafood on your plate really came from? Or whether it's the species of fish that was advertised? New evidence proves you have every reason to be concerned: A report has found that one in five samples of seafood are mislabeled worldwide. And the mislabeling happens at every sector of the supply chain--from how the fish is sold, distributed, imported and exported, packaged, to how it's processed.

The report, released Wednesday by the conservation agency Oceana, analyzed 200 studies on fish fraud from 55 countries. It found fraud in (wait for it!) every investigation except one. The deception happens in different ways: for instance, disguising a cheaper, farmed fish as a pricier, wild-caught variety; mislabeling packaging; or lying about the origin of the fish.

The one thing we can say with absolute certainty is that no one can taste the difference.

Posted by at September 10, 2016 12:48 PM

  

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