Ashley Blacow of the Oceana Institute is interviewed by host Robin Carpenter about the latest reports on seafood fraud.
Everywhere seafood is tested, fraud has been found. In fact, Oceana and others recently found shocking
levels of mislabeling in the Boston (48 percent), Los Angeles (55 percent) and Miami (31 percent) areas.Despite frequent reporting on the issue for more than 20 years, Oceana found that 39 percent of the 142 seafood samples collected and DNA tested from grocery stores, restaurants and sushi venues were mislabeled, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines.
Oceana's studies have shown this is not just a regional problem, but a widespread, nationwide issue that
needs federal attention. Federal agencies and Congress should take notice and act to stop seafood fraud.