Can you tell the difference between wild and farmed salmon?
If not, you’re not alone.
That’s according to a new report by Oceana that says farmed salmon is being passed off in grocery stores as wild salmon.
Oceana is an international organization focused solely on oceans, and their report focuses of mislabeling of salmon in U.S. restaurants and grocery stores.
Out of 82 samples collected, the report found that 43 were mislabeled.
“DNA testing confirmed that most of the mislabeling (69 percent) consisted of farmed Atlantic salmon being sold as wild-caught product.”
Ned Bell, Executive Chef at Four Seasons Vancouver joined Lynda Steele to talk about the findings.
Bell says we chose to farm Atlantic salmon is the most dominant species that is farmed, and it’s for a reason.
“Because of it’s consistency, it’s fat quality. It’s fairly neutralish in flavour in comparison to some of the wild salmon out there.”
Does he think it happen in Canada?
“Oh of course it does, absolutely…you order fish, you often get what you order. But sometimes you don’t get what you order.”