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Food Fraud-You May Not Be Getting What You Paid For

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Yesterday’s Washington Post had an interesting story with this lead: “The expensive “sheep’s milk” cheese in a Manhattan market was really made from cow’s milk. And a jar of “Sturgeon caviar” was, in fact, Mississippi paddlefish.” It goes on to cite a number of cases of fraud in the supermarket and even in suppliers to restaurants. One guy from Fairfax sold 10 million pounds of cheap frozen catfish fillets from Vietnam as expensive grouper, red snapper and flounder. That likely ended up on a lot of high end restaurant menus.