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Oceana reveals Chicago area seafood fraud

The company Oceana has found that some restaurants in Chicago are serving substitute fish instead of the real thing. fish

They found that 30 out of the 92 samples they took from Chicago restaurants were mislabeled.

Eight of the nine red snapper samples turned out to be a different fish entirely.

They also discovered that sushi restaurants were the worst offenders.

None of the yellowtail samples tested was actually yellowtail.

They say American’s are more vulnerable to fish fraud because they usually prefer white-fleshed fish with little taste.

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7 Comments to “Oceana reveals Chicago area seafood fraud”

    Kay said:
    February 21, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Wow. First Chinese Food, now Sea Food? I am going to stick to them good ol greens and cornbread!

    Lisa said:
    February 21, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    American's? American's what?

      Brian Millersmith said:
      February 21, 2013 at 1:22 PM

      Obviously written/edited by a 20-something recent college *grad* or an intern.

    patg00 said:
    February 21, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    I knew all fish tasted the same!

    A Fun Ghoul said:
    February 21, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Um….can you release the names of the offenders?

    Chitownfinfan said:
    February 21, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Something is very fishy here……..

    Michael said:
    February 22, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    Check out this infographic on the mislabeling problem in NYC. http://visual.ly/nyc-fish-fraud

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