One in four tuna products mislabelled in Spain / by Francisco Blaha

Labelfish, a project led by the Spanish council of scientific investigations, revealed levels of fraudulent labeling of fish-based products in the country are as high as 25% in fresh and frozen tuna, and 12% in canned tuna.

The transnational cooperation program Atlantic Area gathered €1.2 million of financing for the research from Spain, France, Ireland, Portugal, the UK and Germany. The initiative has analyzed food goods involving several species like anchovy, cod and tuna.

The Atlantic network on genetic control of fish and seafood labeling and traceability aims to set up a trust of entities with an interest in the use of standardized, innovative analytical techniques to control genetic traceability and labeling of seafood products.

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