There is an interesting investigative report this week out of Kansas City. The local NBC station tested the fish in 20 restaurants to see if they were actually serving the fish on the menu. Seventeen restaurants were found to switch the fish with cheaper types while charging for such higher value fish as salmon.
Some of the restaurants had actual red snapper specials but were serving a cheaper fish to customers.
They sent the samples to the Guy Harvey Research Institute at Nova Southeastern University in Florida, which found that they were counterfeit fish.
This included a sushi restaurant which promised red snapper but served the cheaper tilapia. It seems particularly bold to serve a counterfeit fish in raw form, but the NBC station found that such substitutions are a common practice among restaurants.
My greatest concern is the close similarity found between pate with dog food.
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