One-Third of Shrimp Sold Are Mislabeled

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Small, medium, jumbo — does the label on the bag match the crustaceans inside?

Advocacy group Oceana tested 143 shrimp products sold to restaurants and retailers to see if the labels matched the shrimp inside.

The results were pretty astounding: they found that a third were mislabeled with the wrong species, being farmed or wild-caught, or region of origin, among other things. Even more amazing was that a large number of the species they found were not previously known to be sold in the US! In this era of knowing where your food is from, it’s a bit scary to think of all the possible lies that we’re buying when purchasing shrimp.

Read more: The Shrimp Is a Lie from The Atlantic

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