That’s fishy: Feds fight fraud in seafood sizes
Those plump scallops might be a lot smaller than they look -- a sodium-based compound can bloat scallops past their actual size. And that pollock fillet isn’t such a good deal if the price includes the layers of ice glazed onto it to keep it fresh. This “overglazing” rips off consumers, as does so-called “soaking” of scallops. At the International Seafood Show in Boston this week, a top federal seafood quality officer announced his agency was increasing efforts to stop these and other types of seafood fraud.