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Case Studies in Food Safety and Authenticity by Jeffrey Hoorfar

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Development and application of molecular tools to investigate the mislabeling of cod sold in Sweden

E.E. Nielsen, J. Hemmer-Hansen and D. Bekkevold,     Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Abstract:

Labeling offish and fish products with geographical origin is mandatory within the EU. Whereas control of illegal fishing has received substantial attention, relatively little work has been done on substitution and mislabeling in the different levels of retailing from boat to consumer. Substitution of high-quality fish with less valued products can provide high illegal revenues for retailers and pose serious health risks to consumers, but can also lead to the eradication of endangered fish stocks. This case study demonstrates that, by ...

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