I'd like to think that as a consumer, I would be protected from false and misleading advertising by legislation. Especially when it comes to the
choices I make when shopping for food for my family!
However, recent investigation by independent researchers, *(note: not federally appointed agencies) have recently found that seafood being sold in
Canada, has been mislabelled as much as 84% of the time.
The Tuna, Wild Salmon, Snapper, and Cod, you think you are getting, are actually farm raised, inferior, and much cheaper sub-species.
Just like the Horse Meat Scandals and Human Tissue scandals, coupled with restaurant chains such as McD's and Taco Bell serving meat mainly
consisting of sawdust,
I ask you this.....when is enough, enough?
When will we hold companies and food inspection agencies accountable for transparency and honesty?
Why should I pay for inferior crap that is labelled as high end (thus expensive)?
If you walked into a jewelry store advertising diamonds for sale and they give you cubic zirconiums, would you not flip out?
Yet these companies are pedalling unknowns for us to ingest for sustenance without repercussions?
It makes no sense.
Among the recent study’s key findings:Among the recent study’s key findings:
Red snapper and tuna are the most frequently mislabelled species (87 and 59 per cent, respectively).
Only seven of the 120 red snapper samples tested correctly.
84 per cent of white tuna samples were actually escolar, which can cause digestive issues for some people.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which enforces the country’s food labelling laws, was not available for comment.
I like the last quote. With our Gov't muzzling it's agencies, it's not surprising they weren't available for comment.
Please read the entire story here.