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Don’t Let The Cat(fish) Out Of The Bag

Large siluriformes fish smuggling operation uncovered: A multinational criminal smuggling ring was involved in the import of mislabeled siluriformes fish, including several species of catfish, into the United States. Import of such fish is prohibited to ensure the safety of the food supply in the US. The smuggled catfish was labeled and listed on the import paperwork as other types of fish, which was discovered during a customs inspection. Subsequent seizures of shipping containers and warehouses led to the discovery of large amounts of mislabeled fish. The defendants face steep prison sentences.

Fish fraud is one of the top issues in food fraud. Find more incidents like this in our Food Fraud Database.

Picture Credit Susanne Kuehne 

Posted on 22 March 2021