Waitrose accused over salmon labelling
4th June 2003
European Fish Trader
Royal grocer Waitrose was today accused of flouting new labelling laws.
The Salmon Farm Protest Group claimed that product wrapping for Waitrose Scottish Smoked Salmon Mild Oak Smoke bought in May from a Waitrose outlet in Salisbury failed to say whether the fish is wild or farmed.
The protest group alleged this was in breach of new labelling laws, which require from 28 March 2003 that supermarket products clearly state if salmon products are wild or farmed.
A Waitrose spokeswoman said that they do label to identify wild or farmed salmon. “However smoked salmon falls into a different category and I will need to look into this.”
The protest group claims that Waitrose is not alone and other supermarket chains are also “ignoring the law.”