Do you really know what you're dipping in that soy sauce?
If you like fish, you will not like this: A February 2013 report revealed that seafood fraud is running rampant, and a large percentage of fish tested-namely sushi-was falsely labeled. Meaning, what's in between those chopsticks may not be what you think.
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From 2010 to 2012, Oceana, an international nonprofit focused on ocean conservation, conducted one of the largest seafood fraud investigations ever. And their findings were, well, fishy. Of the more than 1,200 seafood samples genetically tested from 674 retail outlets in 21 states, one-third were mislabeled and replaced with cheaper, lower-grade fish, according to FDA guidelines.
Among the biggest places to deceptively dupe customers-you guessed it: sushi bars. Of those tested, a whopping 74 percent of the fish was fraudulently marketed. Restaurants and grocery stores followed with 38 percent and 18 percent of fish wrongly labeled, respectively.
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