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New Study Shows 59% of “Tuna” Sold in the U.S. Isn’t Tuna
Zero Hedge ^ | March 2, 2013 | Michael Krieger

Posted on 03/03/2013 12:05:25 AM PST by Zakeet

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To: Quickgun

Thankfully I’ve never had those chips!


51 posted on 03/03/2013 5:12:43 AM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Pollster1

That oily anal leakage will burn for hours. I eat three cans of almost tuna daily and find I can run a diesel generator for an hour powered only by my daily oily anal leakage.

Blessing in disguise? You bet!

Send me a dollar and I can get you the details.


52 posted on 03/03/2013 5:31:55 AM PST by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: Zakeet
About Oceana, the group sponsoring the study:
Oceana, founded in 2001, is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Our offices in North America, South America and Europe work together on a limited number of strategic, directed campaigns to achieve measurable outcomes that will help return our oceans to former levels of abundance. We believe in the importance of science in identifying problems and solutions. Our scientists work closely with our teams of economists, lawyers and advocates to achieve tangible results for the oceans.

They are pushing increased government regulation, knowing that we can't afford it, in the hopes it will greatly drive up fish prices.

BTW, this is something the market could correct, if it was as rampant as they claim. I would think that any person who bought a can of tuna and had the symptoms mentioned could sue.

That would force the companies selling tuna to crack down on their suppliers, and then the suppliers on the distributers, and to the original sources.

Lawsuits, people making private claims against others who break contracts (like the contract for selling tuna as tuna), are an efficient way of regulating this type of activity.

The study is very interesting. The biggest "flaw" is that they mixed sushi bars with grocery stores and restaurants. Three vastly different distribution chains, with highly different regulation.

And they note that in most cases, it is the sushi bar samples that drove the high numbers, for example in Washington DC only 2% of the grocery stores had anything mislabeled.

Also, they hit dozens of outlets, and only collected a total of 1200 or so samples, of dozens of fish. So in some cases, they might have only collected 1 or 2 samples.

My guess is they found some disreputable sushi bars and got most of their samples from them, to drive up the numbers.

The study just came out, but they circulated a petition about it last year.

And I can bet that they would LOVE Bloomberg to join them in regulating the fishing industry.

53 posted on 03/03/2013 5:32:37 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Zakeet
"84% of fish samples labeled 'white tuna' were actually escolar, a fish that can cause prolonged, uncontrollable, oily anal leakage"

They neglected to mention this is a problem noted in faggots.....

54 posted on 03/03/2013 5:33:33 AM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: glock rocks

If you have an oily anus you sure don’t want it to start leaking.


55 posted on 03/03/2013 5:38:27 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

I think but don’t find it in the report that they are referring to fresh fish not canned. One problem before the retailer gets the product is where did the mislabeling start, st the boat, fish monger, or processor?


56 posted on 03/03/2013 5:42:33 AM PST by deport
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To: petitfour

-——What is KFC serving?-—
Starling


57 posted on 03/03/2013 5:44:42 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Varda
Did you know there’s no such fish as Chillean Seabass?

Correct. The real name?

Patagonian Tooth Fish. Sound appetizing?

58 posted on 03/03/2013 5:48:39 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: Zakeet

Eat more bacon.


59 posted on 03/03/2013 5:57:15 AM PST by moovova
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To: albie

Wasn’t oily anal leakage the end result from eating any products with Olestra in it like potato chips? Is Olestra still being used or has it been properly banned?


60 posted on 03/03/2013 6:13:05 AM PST by Blue Highway
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To: randog

There’s already make-up from China made from people (babies and/or political prisoners), and I am not kidding. Their excuse was it accidentally sent abroad- it was supposed to be used just for domestic (Chinese) women.


61 posted on 03/03/2013 6:14:09 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: glock rocks; Slings and Arrows

OMG, I can never have tuna again!

Oily anal leakage, ewwwww. I don’t eat regular tuna, just from the can. Not anymore. =(


62 posted on 03/03/2013 6:18:36 AM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

“Did you know there’s no such fish as Chillean Seabass?
Correct. The real name?
Patagonian Tooth Fish. Sound appetizing?”

Kind of like Mountain Oysters!


63 posted on 03/03/2013 6:21:52 AM PST by Swirl
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To: higgmeister

A hive of lieberals.


64 posted on 03/03/2013 6:22:25 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Zakeet
It seems that “white tuna” should be avoided in particular as “84% of fish samples labeled 'white tuna' were actually escolar, a fish that can cause prolonged, uncontrollable, oily anal leakage.”

Well, that explains it. /S

65 posted on 03/03/2013 6:23:47 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Zakeet

“Tuna Green. It’s... it’s... PEOPLE!”


66 posted on 03/03/2013 6:26:12 AM PST by pabianice
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To: Lancey Howard
oily anal leakage

And suddenly, seeing a brand named StarKist is uproariously funny.

67 posted on 03/03/2013 6:27:37 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: SueRae

I’m with you. Sounds like leftist agitprop.


68 posted on 03/03/2013 6:29:36 AM PST by ecomcon
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To: CharlesWayneCT

The thing is, most sushi aficionados know white tuna is escolar. Escolar is darn tasty, the mouth-feel is just rich. People seek it out. Most seafood restaurants also know not to serve you more than four ounces of the stuff.


69 posted on 03/03/2013 6:29:53 AM PST by Eepsy
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To: Zakeet
“84% of fish samples labeled 'white tuna' were actually escolar, a fish that can cause prolonged, uncontrollable, oily anal leakage."

In Sanfrancisco, this is known to be a product 'Feature'.

70 posted on 03/03/2013 6:34:41 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Zakeet

71 posted on 03/03/2013 6:37:43 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Zakeet

OK you guys here is the reasons you find such mislabeling in restaurants and grocery stores:

Display. Grocery stores do not know or sometimes care how to handle fish of any stripe. They display it like any other meat, which it is not. This causes huge product losses (waste) which contributes to higher prices for any fish sold.

You will know that a grocer is not displaying fish correctly by the smell. If there is any odor at all, that is an indication the fish is rotting. Fresh fish has no odor other than a faint salty scent.

To display a fish correctly the fish MUST be completely covered in cold ice and the display case must be at the correct temperature for fish - not meat which can remain good at higher temperature.

Most grocers use warm ice as a bed with the fish on top - this does not cool the fish and it begins to rot - thus the strong ‘fish’ smell.

At the end of the day the fish must be stored is a similar manner, not just covered with a cloth, but put into a closed case with more cold ice.

Restaurants have the same mentality, and both are want to recycle rotting fish as something else to cut losses. Alaska publishes a PDF for the correct way to handle and store fish, but neither seems interested in following the rules.

Danson and others have been conducting a vendetta against the commercial fishing industry for decades. Their goal is to eliminate all commercial fishing and particular in the US. One way to do this is by scaring consumers. Last time around it was mercury in tuna.

Make no mistake these people are political in everything they do. And they are just one front in the nearly 45 year old War on all Natural Resource Harvesters. For those so interested - just follow the money back to their funding sources.

At one time, before these socialists began their crusade, commercially caught fish, especially salmon contributed to the US Balance of Trade - holding the number 3 slot. Now, commercially caught fish is somewhere near the bottom, so effective have these leftist been over the decades.

Yes Costco does sell real fish - under their Kirkland (a city near Seattle) and Trident (a large fish buying company) and maybe one or two other brand names. I used to sell my fish to Trident as they were always honest about weights and paid the highest prices - also their checks never bounced.

Caveat about buying at Costco and others - always check the use by date. Even fish flash frozen on board a boat can begin to dehydrate after a long time sitting in a case. High prices often turn a consumer away causing the product to be a slow seller and be keep in the case ‘til near the end of the use by date.

Never ever buy farmed fish of any sort, especially Atlantic or Norwegian salmon - unless you enjoy the fine taste of the food dye use to make the meat red, the tasty antibiotics and growth hormones, or the crunchy bottom paint the fish nibble off the nets they are penned in. For those so concerned about environment - the bottom beneath the fish pens located in slow moving currents becomes a dead zone being mostly a mound of white jelly. Pens in fast moving currents just spread the stuff around so it is not noticeable - like pouring Joy on an oil spill.

The best way to buy fresh fish is directly from the fisherman - if you do not live near the sea, many advertise on the internet in season. It will cost more but the fish will be shipped directly from the fisherman to you in the proper leak-proof packaging with ice. Clams, crab, and oysters can be purchased the same way.

Pollack same as True Cod. One has a barbell on the chin the other does not.

Hake. Used to be regarded as a junk fish. However the huge Pacific North West biomasses encouraged us fisherman to find some way of using the otherwise taste-neutral and fragile meat to make money. Eventually after many trials, Surimi was born. Mostly you see this in stores as “Krab” meat, or the like - notable by the red outer covering and the white color inside.

Salmon. The best is Copper River caught beginning in May. These sockeye and king salmon are brought aboard the boat after no more than one hour in the fisherman’s drift gillnet, the fish’s gill is popped allowing the fish to bleed out, then iced on board and delivered as soon as reasonable either to a floating buyer or the dock. They are then cut (processed) and packaged for delivery to the Lower 48 or to Japan. Delivery is often next-day air freight.

my 2 pennies.


72 posted on 03/03/2013 6:41:37 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Apparently it’s “taboo” to talk about. My bff and I call it ELP....emergency liquid poo.

Their family eats lots of fresh fish, especially salmon.

Try talking to people about ELP.....they walk away quickly, lol!


73 posted on 03/03/2013 6:43:07 AM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: MediaMole
I ordered red snapper, but got some random fish. When I complained that it wasn’t snapper, the waiter said, “It may seem different because most places serve it in the shell.” I may have been 9, but I knew it wasn’t red snapper and that fish of any sort was never served “in the shell.”

Was this restaurant in Philly? There, a "snapper" could be a snapping turtle.

74 posted on 03/03/2013 6:45:41 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Zakeet

When I see escolar on a menu, it’s usually one of the more expensive dishes.


75 posted on 03/03/2013 6:46:38 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: urbanpovertylawcenter

Send me a dollar and I can get you the details.


How much do we pay you if we DON’T want to hear the details!


76 posted on 03/03/2013 6:54:03 AM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Zakeet

Who can afford canned tuna these days? After draining the liquid off, you’re left with 2.5 oz per can. Each can is around 75 cents so you are spending nearly $5 a pound for canned mystery meat.


77 posted on 03/03/2013 6:56:52 AM PST by bgill
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To: Zakeet

Pelosi owns $17 million dollars worth of StarKist stock.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s home district includes San Francisco. StarKist Tuna’s headquarters are in San Francisco, Pelosi’s home district. StarKist is owned by Del Monte Foods and is a major contributor to Pelosi.

StarKist is the major employer in American Samoa employing 75% of the Samoan work force.

Paul Pelosi, Nancy’s husband, owns $17 million dollars of StarKist stock.

In January, 2007 when the minimum wage was increased from $5.15 to $7.25, Pelosi had American Samoa exempted from the increase so Del Monte would not have to pay the higher wage. This would make Del Monte products less expensive than that of its competitors. Last week when the huge bailout bill was passed, Pelosi added an earmark to the final bill adding $33 million dollars for an “economic development credit in American Samoa”


78 posted on 03/03/2013 6:56:52 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't fail .But We Did.)
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To: MediaMole
I got into a big argument with a waiter because I ordered red snapper and got a piece of some kind of a rubbery fish. Anyone who eats red snapper knows that it is a very tender fish. The piece I was served had to be cut with a sharp knife. The chef came out in his apron and big white hat and I argued with him a while. finally he admitted that the fillets came all together in a package and he had no idea which was which. He ended up not charging me for my dinner.
79 posted on 03/03/2013 6:58:40 AM PST by Ditter
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To: moose07


80 posted on 03/03/2013 7:12:25 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: MediaMole

Sure you didn’t order the turtle?


81 posted on 03/03/2013 7:16:39 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Got a problem? Nothing a drone strike can't fix.)
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To: higgmeister

aha, so it’s just another leftwing “faux NGO” scam.

source of funds:
- millions in direct govt funding
- millions from wealthy donors (for tax write-offs)
- handful of dollars from true believers

distribution of funds:
- millions into the pockets of the Board members
- millions to “campaign funds” of appropriate politicians
- handful of dollars spent on flyers and press releases

There are literally thousands of these money-laundering groups. Thousands upon thousands.


82 posted on 03/03/2013 7:30:06 AM PST by fnord (My life is like the movie Willard, except with hummingbirds)
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To: PIF

POTD, thanks!


83 posted on 03/03/2013 7:31:57 AM PST by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: PIF

That’s worth more than 2 pennies, FRiend.

Copper River - yep. Worth every penny for a melt-in-mouth experience.
Cheers!


84 posted on 03/03/2013 7:32:57 AM PST by spankalib (The downside of liberty is the need to tolerate those who despise it.)
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To: Varda

"And what about my saffron risotto?"

85 posted on 03/03/2013 7:33:51 AM PST by Yehuda
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To: Domangart

I read that at one time lobster was food for the peasants. Until (was it a Vanderbilt?) by mistake got a bowl of some lobster bisque meant for the help.


86 posted on 03/03/2013 7:38:20 AM PST by DManA
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To: Zakeet

87 posted on 03/03/2013 7:40:53 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: Slings and Arrows; glock rocks
"oily anal leakage ping."

"Zer0's holding another press conference?"

LOL......LOL

88 posted on 03/03/2013 7:44:15 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Zakeet

I hate it when I have oily anal leakage.


89 posted on 03/03/2013 7:45:08 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: Zakeet

I still like a little tuna with my Dolphin. Yummy!


90 posted on 03/03/2013 7:45:18 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the POTEET THEATRE in OKC! See our murals before they are painted over!)
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To: randog

91 posted on 03/03/2013 7:49:41 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: JoeProBono

ROTFLMAO!


92 posted on 03/03/2013 7:53:37 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: Ken H

A couple years ago I had some home canned tuna and it tasted like the tuna I grew up with, the crap they sell you in the can now is awful.


93 posted on 03/03/2013 7:56:08 AM PST by tiki
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Zakeet.
84% of fish samples labeled 'white tuna' were actually escolar, a fish that can cause prolonged, uncontrollable, oily anal leakage.
Okay, but is it fish oil? Because, y'know, that's good for ya. ;')
94 posted on 03/03/2013 7:56:30 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Ken H

Ahh yes, a fan of Weemsco Tuna.


95 posted on 03/03/2013 7:58:07 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Zakeet

I know of some folks who are analyzing fish flesh to see what species it actually is. A problem is that they get a lot of noise and double ladders because they are using as a marker a mitochondrial protein which, though species-specific, shares enough homology to all the other instances of that protein to generate other copies during PCR, probably from bacteria on the surface of their samples. If it’s a small amount, then it will be amplified by a relatively small amount and the primary sequence can still be read.


96 posted on 03/03/2013 7:58:07 AM PST by aruanan
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To: glock rocks; Slings and Arrows

There’s an “oily anal leakage” ping list? Who knew!


97 posted on 03/03/2013 7:59:12 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: Zakeet

“oily anal leakage”

The homosexual agenda knows no bounds.


98 posted on 03/03/2013 8:01:30 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: Zakeet
It seems that “white tuna” should be avoided in particular as “84% of fish samples labeled 'white tuna' were actually escolar, a fish that can cause prolonged, uncontrollable, oily anal leakage.”

Interestingly, in Spanish "escolar" is an adjective meaning "education," itself an enterprise in the United States given to the production of something equivalent to "prolonged, uncontrollable, oily anal leakage."
99 posted on 03/03/2013 8:03:17 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Zakeet
The problem can be avoided by buying an entire fish, though I guess that could be a problem if one likes tuna.


100 posted on 03/03/2013 8:10:45 AM PST by aruanan
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