Tip of the Week
Did you know that 40% of fish studied in a world wide mislabelling study is not what it is labelled to be!
Fish fraud is a big business throughout the world so how can you ensure that the fish fillets you have purchased are really from the fish stated on the label?
It is your responsibility to carry out due diligence on your suppliers to ensure traceability and authenticity of the foods you purchase.
The Marine Stewardship Council provides assurances of authenticity and provenance for wild-caught fish and seafood. Always ensure wild caught fish purchased has the blue MSC label on the packaging.
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council provides assurances of authenticity and provenance for farmed fish products. Always ensure farmed fish products you purchase have the green ASC label on the packaging
By ensuring the fish you purchase has either the MSC or ASC logo and label, you know the product can be traced back to the certified fishery or farm.
Always purchase fish from approved nominated suppliers and look for the MSC or ASC label.
Weekly Food Fact
Did you know that most fish do not have eye lids. The only fish that has eye lids and can blink is a shark.
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