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Title : Oceana Canada report uncovers widespread seafood fraud across country
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Source : GlobeNewswire
Year : 2018
Link : https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/08/28/1557438/0/en/Oceana-Canada-report-uncovers-widespread-seafood-fraud-across-country.html
Country : Central African Republic
Commodity: SE SeaFood-All
Abstract: Oceana Canada, a leading ocean advocacy organization, released a new report today revealing alarming rates of seafood fraud in Canada, and called on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to implement boat-to-plate traceability. In the most comprehensive investigation into seafood fraud and mislabelling in restaurants and retailers ever conducted in Canada, nearly 400 samples were tested from food retailers and restaurants in five cities across the country. Of these, 44 per cent were mislabelled. “Seafood fraud, which describes any activity that misrepresents the products being purchased, is a massive issue, but most Canadians don’t even realize they’re being cheated,” says Julia Levin, Seafood Fraud Campaigner, Oceana Canada.