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Report: One In Five Seafood Samples Mislabeled Worldwide, And More…

Last updated on June 13th, 2024 at 05:01 pm

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Oceana has released a report detailing the global scale of seafood fraud, finding that on average one in five of more than 25,000 samples of seafood tested worldwide was mislabeled. In the report, Oceana reviewed more than 200 published studies from 55 countries, on every continent except for Antarctica. The studies found seafood fraud present in each investigation with only one exception. The studies reviewed also found seafood mislabeling in every sector of the seafood supply chain: retail, wholesale, distribution, import/export, packaging/processing and landing. The report comes as ocean leaders from all over the world prepare to gather in Washington, D.C., for the Our Ocean Conference. Earlier this year, the President’s Task Force on Combating Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud released a proposed rule to address these issues that would require traceability for 13 “at-risk” types of seafood from the fishing boat or farm to the U.S. border. Oceana contends that, while this is a good step forward, the government needs to expand the final rule to include all seafood species sold in the U.S. and extend it throughout the entire supply chain, from boat or farm to plate…

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