New DNA results confirm seafood label accuracy

Two-thirds of U.S. seafood consumers want fish traced back to known sources, but 55% doubt information on package is correct.

More than 99% of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) eco-labeled products are correctly labeled, according to DNA test results released by MSC on March 16.

In 2015, MSC commissioned the Wildlife DNA Forensics unit at Science & Advice for Scottish Agriculture to conduct DNA tests on a random sample of 257 MSC eco-labeled seafood products from 16 countries. The test is designed to verify that the species described on the packaging is the same as that in the product.

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