New Study Finds Seafood Mislabeled

fish 150x150 New Study Finds Seafood MislabeledBe careful the next time you buy fish-it could be a completely different type than what you think you’re getting, reports USA Today.

Consumer Reports recently released their findings from a study conducted in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. An alarming 22% of seafood it tested at restaurants, supermarkets, fish markets, gourmet stores and big box stores was found to be mislabeled, incompletely labeled or misidentified.

This is potentially dangerous as some people are allergic to certain types of seafood, and pregnant women may end up eating types of fish that they should avoid due to high mercury levels.

Consumer Reports‘ public policy division, Consumers Union, is lobbying for legislation and standardization of seafood labels.

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