Seafood Customers Paying for Lots of Ice
Investigation finds prices are based on false weight
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2010 11:53 AM CDT
Frozen hagfish on a commercial fishing boat.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A seafood industry investigation covering 17 states has found that up to 40% of the listed weight of fish is often just ice. Upwards of 21,000 packages were pulled from shelves because they were weighed while still encased in a preservative "ice glaze" and priced illegally. That indicates that a “significant market share” of producers is flouting the law, a consumer protection agency tells the Los Angeles Times.