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Risks and Rewards: Sysco Seafood Processing While the seafood industry may be one of the most regulated sectors, these regulations are often not enforced. Unlike other proteins, there is little government oversight. In fact, while 85% to 89% of the seafood sold in the U.S. is imported, less than 2% is inspected by the FDA. Further, the minimal regulatory 89% of th enforcements are primarily focused on food 85% to 89% of the seafood safety without considering economic integrity. sold in the U.S. is imported, The global nature of seafood sourcing LESS THAN 2% introduces a host of risks for any foodservice IS INSPECTED operator, and the continued presence of seafood fraud further complicates the BY THE FDA. industry. Fraud is perpetrated under many disguises, including: > Short weights and counts > Species substitution > Chemical adulteration > Improper labeling > Illegal transshipments Sysco_Seafood_Cat.indd 6 2/10/12 3:54 PM
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