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Journal de Montreal Feature - Fish mislabeling


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Journal de Montreal Feature - Fish mislabeling

JohnnyGe | Oct 6, 2013 08:19 PM

Interesting article in this morning's (October 6th) Journal about the games being played with fish identification in both fishmonger's as well as restaurant facilities. Reporters identified a number of establishments, particulary sushi joints, where Red Tuna, is being substituted with Bigeye Tuna. Seems the only way to confirm the real identity of your fish product is DNA testing, which is time-consuming and expensive according to the reporters. And our fod agencies seem much more interested in shellfish inspection that in identifying and challenging mislabeled fish products. And a standard excuse the retailers/restaurants give is that their fish orders come in labeled as the real thing and, alas, you get tilapia or pangasius instead of snapper or sole.

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