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Fish Fraud Report

Clover Leaf Seafoods April 9, 2013

You may have recently seen a U.S.A. seafood study by Oceana on CBC. Oceana tested and found labeling issues with frozen or fresh seafood only, sold at sushi outlets, restaurants, and retailers in the U.S.A. Oceana did not test any canned fish as per the email below. The tuna used in canning is usually skipjack or albacore, much cheaper species than the much more expensive bluefin or other tuna used in sushi, sold at fish counters, or in restaurants.

Labeling of seafood in Canada is regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), and mislabeling of any product would be a very serious regulatory violation. We can assure you with confidence that the product in our canned seafood contains exactly and only the species identified on the label. Clover Leaf has earned a reputation for the highest quality product available, and strictly monitors and inspects all plants that pack any Clover Leaf products. Products are routinely inspected by knowledgeable, highly trained Clover Leaf inspectors, and we are able to trace our products throughout the supply chain back to the fishing boat.