Can you trust your sushi? Fish Fraud in Texas

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"Who regulates fish sold by Texas restaurants? The short answer is: no one," writes food critic Robb Walsh in his revealing Houston Press article ( ) about the seafood industry in Texas. Among his findings are the fact that some restaurants have knowingly substituted less expensive or less desirable species of fish in their dinners served to customers. "Restaurants are outside our jurisdiction," says an FDA spokesperson quoted in the article. "We can only regulate wholesalers and retail stores -- businesses engaged in interstate commerce [not the restauranteurs]."