Atlantic salmon sold at ALDI are labeled “Simple. Permanent. Seafood”. But a new lawsuit Say it’s a lie. Toxin Free USA has filed a false advertising lawsuit against the grocery store chain under the DC Consumer Protection Procedures Act, and hopes to end “deceptive marketing”.
Toxin Free USA alleges that the industrial fish farm in Chile that uses ALDI raises Atlantic salmon native to the country using unsustainable methods such as net pen aquaculture. Thousands of fish are loaded into cuttings in natural waterways, allowing “free exchange of waste, chemicals, parasites and disease”. Complaint reasoning. A toxin, ethoxyquin, has been found in ALDI’s products, and is “routinely used as a preservative in industrial fish feeds.”
In 2012, three Atlantic salmon net pens “suffered from an infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus outbreak” at Puget Sound in Washington. Wild Fish Conservancy Northwest. Thousands of fish died.
“Cage culture” as it is sometimes called, can result in higher production, as it makes it easier to feed, watch and harvest fish, Texas A&M University Aquatic Diagnostic Laboratory it is said. The complaint argues that despite this, it is still banned in some countries and therefore ALDI cannot claim that Atlantic salmon are sustainable.
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