Are Diners Being Served Fake Scallops by Some Restaurants?

September 22, 2022

Some restaurants have served their customers fake scallops. Inside Edition gathered samples of scallops from a popular fish market in New York City. They were sent to Applied Food Technologies in Florida, where Molly Sims and her colleagues specialize in seafood DNA analysis. The lab found there wasn't any scallop within the food. Instead, surimi, a fish paste, was found within the "scallops." A seafood expert says of all the creatures in the sea, scallops are the most frequently substituted.