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FIS: DNA testing strengthens truth in seafood menus

DNA testing strengthens truth in seafood menus

Monday, January 09, 2012, 05:10 (GMT + 9)
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Thanks to a new DNA technology that’s coming soon, you will be assured the fish you are served in your favorite restaurant is the real thing. DNA barcoding, according to an Associated Press report, is used to prevent mislabeling of seafood.

That’s good news for the Louisiana Restaurant Association. Although the association is aware of efforts to use DNA to identify species of fish, the technology doesn’t have a direct link to restaurants in Louisiana. But the Louisiana Restaurant Association always wants to set that higher standard.

“Not only do we promote the use of Louisiana seafood, we also promote truth in menu,” said Erica Papillion, director of communications for the association.

In October 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially approved DNA barcoding in the hopes of preventing mislabeling U.S. produced seafood, as well as ........