Oceana Uses ‘Study’ on Seafood Fraud to Push for More Traceability Regulation
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [News Analysis] by John Sackton September 7, 2016
Oceana has released a new ‘study’ claiming that 20% of global seafood trade is mislabeled.
The study was not a scientific sampling, but instead an analysis of Oceana’s sampling of high-risk species in various countries such as escolar, pangasius, and hake. They also had a high proportion of snapper and grouper samples, species where literally dozens of genetically distinct species are legally sold under one name.
However, the implication to consumers is that they should suspect that their McDonald's pollock fillet could potentially be mislabeled. It is not.
The seafood industry and the supply chain have focused increasingly on traceability in the past few years.
NFI says "mislabeling is fraud and fraud is illegal, period.
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