Genetic testing of hundreds of seafood samples found that one-third of the products were mislabeled as being something other than what the packaging said, according to the ocean conservation group Oceana. The group’s study, conducted to determine whether seafood packaging is “honestly labeled,” examined 1,215 seafood samples collected from nearly 674 retail stores in 21 states. DNA testing on the samples found that 33 percent of the products were mislabeled according to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines. According to Oceana, “Of the most commonly collected fish types, samples sold as snapper and tuna had the highest mislabeling rates … ... Read More
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