Your Maryland Crab Cakes May Not Be Who They Say They Are

Your Maryland Crab Cakes May Not Be Who They Say They Are

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Kelli Foster
Apr 6, 2015
(Image credit: Eater)

The Chesapeake Bay region of Maryland is known for blue crabs, and more than that, its crab cakes. They're a true culinary delight.

But, a recent study found that almost 40% of crab cakes sold as locally sourced "Maryland," "Chesapeake," or "blue" crab were actually mislabeled.

The crab cakes sampled not only contained up to eight different species of crab from Asia and Australia, but three aren't even on the FDA Seafood List.

The reason? Keeping costs down, naturally.

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