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grulla
03-07-19, 07:28 PM
CNN Wire (https://fox61.com/author/cnn-wire/)
MARCH 7, 2019

If you splurge on the sea bass or snapper, you may not always be getting what you pay for, even at the fanciest restaurants and upscale fish markets.
Thereís something, well, fishy going on with certain favorite fish dishes, according to a new study from the conservation group Oceana (https://oceana.org/).
DNA tests showed that about 21% of the fish researchers sampled was not what it was called on the label or menu. Thatís despite nearly a decade of investigations, more regulations and Americansí appetites growing beyond fish sticks and tuna surprise.

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Mr. Wizard
03-07-19, 10:47 PM
In January 2019, the president of Casey's Seafood Company in Newport News, Virginia was sentenced to 4 years in "federal" prison for mis-labeling seafood. He was sentenced under a federal law, known as the Lacey Act, which forbids this very practice. Granted, Mr. Casey was a "blatant and repeat offender of fraud on the consumer." So, those who sell mislabeled seafood should be aware that they could end up in federal prison.

grulla
03-08-19, 11:06 AM
"So, those who sell mislabeled seafood should be aware that they could end up in federal prison."

And allow me to refresh our memories in the recent HH thread about Starkist's fish fraud price fixing within the big 3 U.S. tuna companies. https://www.hawkeshealth.net/community/showthread.php?t=18804&page=2&highlight=tuna POST #23