Over 25 Percent of Seafood at New York Supermarkets Is Mislabeled, Says Attorney General Report | Food & Wine

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) purchased samples from 155 locations across 29 supermarket brands that then underwent DNA testing at the Ocean Genome Legacy Center at Northeastern University. The key takeaways: nearly 27-percent of seafood purchases with an identifiable barcode were mislabeled; though mislabeling affected almost all types of seafood tested, certain species suffered from “rampant” mislabeling; the mislabeled seafood was “typically cheaper, less desirable species than the desired species;” and lastly, five supermarket chains had rates of suspected mislabeling so high — over 50 percent — that they are currently under consumer fraud investigation.
— Read on www.foodandwine.com/news/new-york-seafood-labeling-attorney-general-report


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