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THIS SECTION IS FOR NEWS AND INTERESTING STORIES RELATED TO FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD PROCESSING. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO KOSHER BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE KOSHER CONSUMER, MANUFACTURER OR MASHGIACH.

The following information on fish fraud is from the RTE Ireland on March 30, 2011.

A survey by the Food Safety Authority has shown that 19% of fish products sampled were labelled incorrectly. Out of the 111 samples analysed, a total of 20 were found to be mislabelled as cod and one was mislabelled as smoked haddock. 73% (eight out of 11) of smoked fish samples were found to be mislabelled and 13% (13 out of 100) of un-smoked fish samples were found to be mislabelled. The nationwide survey was carried out in retail outlets, fish shops, hotels, pubs, restaurants and takeaways. Cod, which is generally viewed as an expensive fish, has been found to contain less expensive varieties, raises a concern for consumers (ed. note) and a kashrus concern.

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