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Substitution of high-priced fish with low-priced species: adulteration of common sole in German restaurants

16/06/2015

Labelfish partners Ute Schröder and Kristina Kappel, from the Max Rubner-Institut in Germany, recently had their paper entitled “Substitution of high-priced fish with low-priced species: adulteration of common sole in German restaurants” accepted by the journal Food Control.

Highlights of the publication include:

  • 50 % of common sole restaurant samples were shown to be adulterated.
  • Common sole was substituted by Pangasius species and West African flatfishes.
  • Adulteration of common sole was performed by restaurant staff rather than in the retail.
  • The overall adulteration rate of common sole from the retail was 2.9 %.
  • Uncovering adulteration of cooked sole is feasible with cytb sequencing and IEF.

The complete paper may be accessed here.