Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) has written to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to urge FDA action to curb seafood labeling fraud. Citing the recent Oceana study, Senator Boxer asks, in the attachment to her letter of October 15, for detailed information on FDA's current programs to detect and reduce economic fraud in seafood labeling.

The Oceana study is available on the Oceana website:

Widespread Seafood Fraud Found in Los Angeles, Oceana, April 2012.

We post below the Press Release from Senator Boxer's office which includes the October 15 letter and Attachment.