In my book, sushi is a food group – I can’t survive without a regular salmon or spicy tuna fix. And I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who sees a great piece of fish as a food staple – which makes the recent revelation of “fish fraud” by the FDA last week particularly upsetting. In a study, they found widespread mislabeling of seafood in restaurants and grocery stores (this does not happen with sushi, since it is basically color-coded, i.e. salmon is orange, tuna is dark red or pink…you get the idea).  The February 23rd installment of the Wall Street Journal Sentiment Tracker checked out the social media response to this news and found that 89% of the conversations from Facebook and Twitter users expressed how upset they were, while 6% were unfazed, and 5% cracked jokes. Check out some of the distressed tweets and posts from social media users:

Great.  Can’t trust anyone these days!  Nofishforyou!

Forget #horsemeat.  The real food scandal is mislabeled seafood.

Can’t trust sushi in Southern California.   52% of fish is mislabeled.

Will you stop your own fish-food habits? Let me know in the comments!

 

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