Almost Half of the Sushi in LA May Be Mislabeled

January 11, 2017

A study found that red snapper you ordered is almost certainly something else

Seafood fraud is rampant around the world, and that’s translating to a great deal of false advertising at sushi restaurants in Los Angeles. A new study from UCLA and Loyola Marymount University finds that 47 percent of LA sushi is mislabeled.

Researchers studied sushi menus and conducted DNA tests on fish at 26 restaurants from 2012 through 2015. The most reliable order was tuna, with just one out of 48 samples being different kind of fish (although, the type of tuna being mislabeled was more common).