24 November 2011

Seafood Mislabeling: What’s On Your Plate May Be What They Told You

"Scrod is a term that used to mean any small white-fleshed fish caught off the coast of New England…. Nowadays there's a sort of a legend that if the word scrod is spelled with an "h"--that is s-c-h-r-o-d--that means it's haddock, if it doesn't have an "h" then it's cod. And who's going to tell the difference?"

Shoo-Fly: I know a fellow who is involved with the Boston fish markets. He says that scrod is left-over white fish, that is, cod, haddock, pollock, etc. that has not been sold by the end of the market day. Nothing wrong with it...it's just that there's no such thing as a "scrod" swimming around out there.

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