Fish Fraud: The Mislabing of Fish
Posted on May 30, 2011
American consumers often don't get what they pay for when they purchase fish. ABC News reports that 1/3 of all fish purchased in the U.S. is mislabeled. Fish producers can make millions by substituting different types of fish in this devious scam. Consumers not only end up overpaying, but they are also likely getting a far less healthy fish. Oceana wants the FDA to require fish to be tagged, tracked and tested. It sounds like a good idea.
Update: This new video from CBC News and KPIX indicate that years later the seafood mislabeling problem is widespread. This is happening in stores and restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. Take a look: