Fishy Business

Think you ate tuna sushi for dinner? Think again. A new study reports fish mislabeling

July 9, 2013
Fishy Business

A recent study conducted by nonprofit ocean protection group Oceana found that one third of 1,200 samples of fish purchased were mislabeled in accordance to USFDA guidelines. In the study, 128 samples purchased were labeled as red snapper but were actually 28 different varieties of fish. Grocery stores were the most honest seafood labelers, and sushi venues were the least. Tuna and snapper varieties were most often miscast, so when in doubt, choose other types of fish.