Mass. bill targets seafood mislabeling
By SeafoodSource staff
Published on 23 July, 2013
When it comes to seafood, Cape Ann and other Massachusetts restaurants and marketers will be facing new truth-in-labeling mandates if a bill filed by a nearby North Shore lawmaker takes hold.
State Rep. Ted Speliotis, D-Danvers, is co-sponsoring legislation that would require restaurants to clearly label what they’re selling. At the same time, it would put a stop to the practice of substituting escolar — an especially tasty tropical fish known to cause stomach ailments in some — for white meat tuna.
“Fishing is part of our heritage,” Speliotis said. “And this is a way to keep the integrity of the industry.”