Restaurants regularly mislabel salmon dishes


USA TODAY: Study reveals restaurants defraud customers by mislabeling salmon at an alarmingly high rate.

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USA TODAY: Study reveals restaurants defraud customers by mislabeling salmon at an alarmingly high rate.

Oceana, an advocacy organization that’s previously found fraud in retail marketing of other fish, shrimp and crab cakes, released findings Wednesday that diners were misled in restaurants when ordering salmon 67% of the time. The most common mislabeling was labeling farmed salmon as pricier, more sustainable wild salmon.

Oceana also tested salmon in grocery stores, finding it was dramatically less likely to be mislabeled — about 20% — and that large grocery stores were significantly more reliable with salmon sourcing than small markets.

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