BBC TEST FINDS ‘FRESH’ FISH IN BRITISH SUPERMARKETS MAY BE UP TO 20 DAYS OLD

A BBC test into supermarkets has found that the “fresh” fish on sale may be up to 20 days old and nearly a third may even be off.

During Monday night’s episode of the BBC2 documentary The Honest Supermarket: What’s Really in our Food, dietician Priya Tew and fish scientist Richard Chivers tested ten cod fillets from five different supermarkets in the UK.

Chivers, who has tested fish for supermarkets and suppliers for over 30 years, tested the samples using the industry standard Torry measuring tool – a systematic scoring system which measures the freshness of fish – and ranked them based on taste, smell and appearance.

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