Sept. 23, 2012

A watered-down deal for seafood shoppers

Frozen fish from the supermarket often has excess ice — and consumers pay the price

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Natural scallops come out of the ocean with about 75 to 80 percent water content. Scallops above 83 percent moisture are considered to be treated, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Stores are supposed to identify any soaking agents or food additives. Many do not. Click previous / next buttons for store information.Mouse over the circlesfor store information.


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Gabriel Florit, Monica Ulmanu/Globe Staff

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