Something Fishy About the Lobster


Crayfish (not a lobster)

A recent investigation of seafood dishes by Inside Edition found that “lobster” does not always mean “lobster”. Samples of lobster dishes were taken from several restaurants. Thirty-five percent of the samples contained cheaper substitutes such as pollock and whiting. It is not uncommon for salads or sandwiches to mix in other types of fish with lobster. Some restaurants are blaming suppliers. Once lobster meat is removed from the shell, it can be difficult to distinguished from other seafood. If you want to be certain it is lobster, your best bet is to buy it in the shell.

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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