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California bill would make it illegal to sell mislabeled seafood
California bill would make it illegal to sell mislabeled seafood

There's something fishy about some of the seafood we eat in California, says state Sen. Alex Padilla, and he wants to change that. According to a recent report, shoppers and diners who thought they were buying lemon sole wound up eating blackback flounder, red snapper fans got tilapia, and white tuna in sushi was actually escolar. The 2013 study by Oceana, an aquatic conservation group, has spurred Padilla (D-Pacoima) to write a seafood mislabeling bill. The measure, SB 1138, would make it illegal to offer to sell misbranded seafood, and last week it passed the Senate on a 36-0 vote. It now goes to the Assembly. The law would be enforced by the state Department of Public Health...

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