You Know It’s Serious When An Expert Is Called In To Disarm A 25-Year-Old Can Of Fermented Fish

You Know It’s Serious When An Expert Is Called In To Disarm A 25-Year-Old Can Of Fermented Fish

Add this to the list of things you’ll probably never have happen to you: A Swedish fermented herring expert is taking his special set of skills all the way to a cabin in northern Norway to help “disarm” a 25-year-old can of fermented herring. The thing has been stuck up in the eaves so long, the pressure inside the can has expanded it, literally raising the roof of the cabin. [More]

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Undercover Sting Catches Man Selling Catfish On Craigslist

People familiar with the newest definition of the term “catfish” might think that a story about catfish and Craigslist might involve some unlucky romantic being hoodwinked via the site’s personal ads, but this is a story where a Michigan man was arrested for attempting to sell actual catfish through the website. [More]

Adventures In Fictional Fish: There's No Such Thing As White Ruffy

Adventures In Fictional Fish: There's No Such Thing As White Ruffy

If the recent exposé on falsely labeled fish by our lab coat-wearing kin at Consumer Reports has you approaching fish buying with a critical eye, you’re not alone. [More]

Fish Fraud: 10 Of 10 Samples Of "Lemon Sole" Were Actually Something Else

Fish Fraud: 10 Of 10 Samples Of "Lemon Sole" Were Actually Something Else

Consumer Reports investigators bought 190 pieces of seafood from retailers and restaurants in the tri-state New York area and sent them out for DNA analysis. The results confirmed what other recent studies have shown: More than 20 percent of the fish bought were different species, incompletely labeled or mislabeled. For example: [More]

DNA Tests Find "Disturbingly Widespread" Seafood Fraud

DNA Tests Find "Disturbingly Widespread" Seafood Fraud

If you’ve long suspected that the “mahi-mahi” on your plate may really be yellowtail, you now have science on your side: Researchers with the non-profit group Oceana have harnessed the power of forensic science to confirm that as much as half of all seafood sold in the U.S. is mislabeled. The group accuses the industry of “seafood fraud,” and is calling on the federal government to step in to more tightly regulate fisheries and related businesses.

High School Students Bust Restaurants And Grocery Stores For Selling Mislabeled Fish

High School Students Bust Restaurants And Grocery Stores For Selling Mislabeled Fish

Two high school students decided to see if New Yorkers were really getting what they paid for when they ordered expensive fish. Guess what? Sometimes, they weren’t.