A new set of studies have shown that Sushi restaurants in Los Angeles mislabel the type of the fish in the product almost half of the time.
Around 47% of the sushi was mislabeled between 2012 and 2015 according to the study published in Conservation Biology. Certain fishes were mislabeled more when compared to others. Tuna, in particular was not mislabeled even once when Salmon was mislabeled for around 10%.
“If we don’t have accurate information on what we’re buying, we can’t make informed choices. The amount of mislabeling is so high and consistent, one has to think that even the restaurants are being duped.” Said the study author.