Thursday, 7 March 2013

Mislabelling of seafood rife

The furore surrounding the mislabelling of meat products in Europe has now also reached South Africa’s shores, with a recent study finding that 99 of 139 meat samples from South African wholesalers and retailers contained species not declared in the product label. The samples included donkey, goat and water buffalo meat.  The research institutions responsible for the report also published a 2012 study into mislabelling in the seafood industry, which revealed that the practice is widespread in South Africa.