The regulation of smoked salmon

from Slate today:

“Bonus Explainer: So who regulates smoked fish? The Department of Agriculture, mostly. The USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service regulates the production and labeling of salmon in minute detail, including its color, provenance, and texture. The Food and Drug Administration, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services, also plays a role in labeling, and their Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee is currently trying to decide whether genetically modified salmon should be sold as food, smoked or otherwise.”

Explainer (Slate) thanks Susan Farady of the Marine Affairs Institute at Roger Williams University School of Law and Gus Rassam of the American Fisheries Society


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