MOSCOW, June 10 (RAPSI, Diana Gutsul) - The Consumer Rights Protection Society has filed a lawsuit with the Kuzminsky District Court of Moscow against several companies that have distributed seafood products containing more than the legal limit of ice, the agency told RAPSI.
The claim is based on numerous complaints the agency has received from the public regarding “an extremely thick layer of ice on frozen fish and shrimp.”
“Buyers cannot visually estimate how much ice is packed into frozen products. Producers take advantage of this and are basically selling water for the price of seafood. An inspection revealed that of 13 samples, only three had the same contents as stated on the package,” the agency said in its statement.
The lawsuit holds the defendants liable for distributing and selling frozen fish and shrimp with more than the legal limit of ice and for not providing additional or truthful data on the net weight of packaged fish and shrimp. The suit requires the defendants to comply with trade regulations.