Food fraud: Do you really know what fish species you are eating?
A Taste of the Sea
When you buy fish from a store, or when you are served a fish dish in a restaurant, you expect to get what the label says or to eat what you ordered. Unfortunately, the reality is sometimes far from expectations.
You have probably heard of the common types of food fraud, like dilution of milk, substitution of extra virgin olive oil with another oil, adulteration of honey with sugar syrup, etc. But did you know that in some cases you have to worry about being swindled with fish, shrimp, and sushi even more than the other food categories?
Food fraud is nothing new, and it has been around since ancient times. However, it is only recently that fraud in food, especially seafood, has started to occur more frequently… Continue Reading (10 minute read)