500 of the top chefs across the country have joined Oceana to call on the government to implement a nationwide traceability system for seafood. According to a press release [ … ]
Since Oceana’s Stop Seafood Fraud campaign began in May 2011, the organization has tested seafood in grocery stores, sushi restaurants, and other restaurants in an effort to bring attention to mislabeled seafood. Their most recent stop in South Florida found 31% of seafood mislabeled in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area.
Summer has officially started. Cars are packed for trips to the beach, grills are fired up in backyards and friends and families are sitting down to enjoy their favorite dinners. Fresh seafood is likely to appear on most summertime menus, but did you know that much of the seafood on the market today is mislabeled? The key question is – are we getting what we’re paying for?