Post 3/13/13:  To address the widespread problem of seafood labeling fraud, Representative Ed Markey (D-MA) has introduced the Safety and Fraud Enforcement for Seafood Act (“SAFE Seafood Act”). Senator Mark Begich (D-Alaska) has agrees to sponsor parallel legislation in the Senate. As always, we urge our readers, Regulatory Science professionals, to not waste time on the industry press coverage of the Act (written by reporters who are not credentialed in law or science and who  often tell you “more than they know”), but, rather, to read the full text of the legislation before reaching any conclusions.

Readers are also referred to our Post of February 21, 2013 discussing the recent Oceana seafood labeling fraud report.

We post the GPO issued text of the legislation (HR-1012, 113th Congress, 1st Session) below: