30 May '11, 9pm

Bait and Switch Report Reveals Rampant Seafood Fraud

Many fish are intentionally mislabelled, but one DNA study shows that 90% of snapper is mislabelled while an investigation by Consumer Reports concluded that 56% of farmed salmon is sold as wild-caught. More Fraud with Processed Fish It's not a surprise that there is more fraud with processed seafood than with fresh. Processing removes the skin, head, and other parts of a fish used for identification. This means whole fish are more readily identifiable, while fillets and prepared seafood offer more opportunities for fraud (Buck 2007). Anonymity through processing is one of the reasons why seafood fraud is so widespread in the U.S. market, since most fish are processed before being imported. Only about one fifth of imports to the U.S. arrive as whole or gutted fish (Rasmussen and Morrissey 2009) The report states that there are around 1700 species of seafood caught around t...

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