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Started by JohnIlly on Mar 15, 2021 10:58:07 AM
Food and Drink News

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JohnIlly - 15 Mar 2021 11:00:15 (#1 of 60)

In Yorkshire all white fish is passed off as haddock but fish fraud is a big thing worldwide, it seems.

A Guardian Seascape analysis of 44 recent studies of more than 9,000 seafood samples from restaurants, fishmongers and supermarkets in more than 30 countries found that 36% were mislabelled, exposing seafood fraud on a vast global scale.

Still other samples proved to be not entirely of aquatic species, with prawn balls sold in Singapore frequently found to contain pork and not a trace of prawn.

Moschops - 15 Mar 2021 11:08:03 (#2 of 60)

It said that haddock was being passed off as cod - I thought they were both about the same value per pound?

dreams99 - 15 Mar 2021 11:12:47 (#3 of 60)

Depends on catch restrictions though. If there's a demand for cod but not enough coming onto the market, and a surplus of haddock, then rather than sell the haddock cheaply, can relabel it as cod and equalise returns.

Moschops - 15 Mar 2021 11:31:18 (#4 of 60)

Ah yeah, that makes sense

JohnIlly - 15 Mar 2021 12:17:13 (#5 of 60)

It said that haddock was being passed off as cod

In the south of England they prefer cod, in Yorkshire and Scotland people prefer haddock. They are named accordingly.

browserbutton - 15 Mar 2021 12:19:34 (#6 of 60)

Customer: "Is this real cod, or cod cod?"

Fishmonger: "No, it's fake hake. But our soles are soles, our soles are."

meepmeep - 17 Mar 2021 22:24:56 (#7 of 60)

At long last, a thread for important food and drink news

dreams99 - 20 Mar 2021 22:08:26 (#8 of 60)

JohnIlly - 22 Mar 2021 16:41:47 (#9 of 60)

Bad news for food exporters:

Whisky, cheese and chocolate producers have suffered the biggest post-Brexit export losses in the food and drink sector, new figures from HMRC have shown.

Clicking the picture of cheeses shown I must conclude that some businesses don't deserve to thrive.

ZimAgain - 22 Mar 2021 16:46:52 (#10 of 60)

Not a fan of Extra Mature Puffin and Curry Cheese then, John?

JohnIlly - 22 Mar 2021 16:48:00 (#11 of 60)

Well, I would make an exception for that one.

Verdigris - 22 Mar 2021 16:58:14 (#12 of 60)

They had a spokesperson for that company on the wireless, last week. They're not really cheesemakers. They just cram other people's cheese into thick wax to make the portions look bigger.

dreams99 - 23 Mar 2021 21:44:27 (#13 of 60)

Because the thing we're short of over here is fried chicken shops:

browserbutton - 25 Mar 2021 11:55:24 (#14 of 60)

Hmm. Served in a 'buttered brioche bun' for added ubiquitousness.

elderberry - 25 Mar 2021 12:14:27 (#15 of 60)

I have a non-cooking query.

I have noticed things - ice cream, now an easter egg, described as being 'cookie dough flavour.

Now to me, dough is uncooked cookie.cake/bread. Raw flour and whatever other ingredients - possibly something I'd lick off my fingers, but intrinsically cold, unfinished and indigestible.

So what is this 'cookie dough' they speak of, if not uncooked, damp, and lumpen - er - dough?

RosyLovelady - 25 Mar 2021 12:17:39 (#16 of 60)

It's a best-selling B&J ice cream variety.

Dayraven - 25 Mar 2021 12:25:02 (#17 of 60)

It really is just that, with some adjustments to make it safe to eat uncooked:

I guess it may have developed out of kids eating remaining mix out of the bowl (seems to be a bit of a thing in American media in particular), and someone deciding they could just sell that directly?

elderberry - 25 Mar 2021 12:27:28 (#18 of 60)

It sounds as though it actually is as nasty as it sounds.

Dayraven - 25 Mar 2021 12:33:38 (#19 of 60)

Ben and Jerry's version is bits of cookie dough in ice-cream, not pure cookie dough (I've eaten it in their Half-Baked ice-cream mix). Which wouldn't make it any better if you don't like the sound of it at all, but stops it from being a bit too much if it's more appealing.

RosyLovelady - 25 Mar 2021 12:39:27 (#20 of 60)

I like it. It's great bingeing food.

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