HARTFORD, Conn. — The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection found that half of the packaged, frozen seafood products it recently purchased from supermarkets in the state were short-weighted.
"We tested 52 different seafood products and exactly half of them failed, in that the packages contained less actual product in weight than was labeled," agency Commissioner Jerry Farrell Jr. said in an agency release. "Excess ice made up the difference, which on average was 4.5% per package."
Connecticut is among 19 states that have stepped up inspections of this type since a 2009 federal report warned of the problem of short-weighting in frozen foods sold at retail.
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