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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 is from the BBC posted on April 16, 2013.

Mislabelled fish slip into Europe's menus. Cheap fish is being substituted for expensive fish without the consumer knowing. Moreover, new varieties, never before consumed, are being detected in fish dishes. Research reveals that 7% of cod and haddock in fish and chips, turn out to be cheaper fish substituted to cut costs. In the Republic of Ireland, a similar study of samples bought in Dublin restaurants, shops and supermarkets revealed that a quarter of products labelled as cod or haddock were in fact completely different species Dr Stefano Mariani , a biologist at the University of Salford in the UK found that in Britain and Ireland that cod was being substituted with cheaper fish like pollock and Vietnamese pangasius, which is farmed in estuaries in South-East Asia. (ed note: Vietnamese pangasius is a catfish that is not kosher).

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