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What's that fish on your fork? Widespread mislabelling of seafood in Canadian restaurants and stores

Show simple item record Hanner, R. Becker, S. Ivanova, N.V. Steinke, D. Institute for Community Engaged Scholarships 2012-08-07T19:11:31Z 2012-08-07T19:11:31Z 2012-08-07
dc.description This summary is a project of the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship (ICES) at the University of Guelph, with project partners: the Business Development Office (BDO), SPARK Program at the University of Guelph, and Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University. This project is part of the Pan-Canadian Research Impact Network. 
dc.description.abstract Mislabelling occurs when a fish species is labelled incorrectly before being sold. This occurs more frequently for fish species that are more expensive. The estimated cost of substitution within fish markets is about $24 billion worldwide. The researchers worked with investigative reporters to buy fish samples from places where people shop for fish every day, and found that mislabelling is systemic across Canada. This has implications for health and consumer choices to choose sustainable fish products. This study also found that DNA barcoding is an excellent tool to identify fish species, although more work is needed to identify all fish species. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Project support by Agri-Food and Rural Link, Mobilizing Agri-food and Rural Research Knowledge. A program of the OMAFRA-U of G Partnership. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject DNA barcoding en_US
dc.subject seafood mislabelling en_US
dc.subject market substitution en_US
dc.subject fraud en_US
dc.subject sustainable fisheries en_US
dc.subject clear language research summary en_US
dc.title What's that fish on your fork? Widespread mislabelling of seafood in Canadian restaurants and stores en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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