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Not all Maryland crab cakes as local as advertised
Not all Maryland crab cakes as local as advertised

Here’s a thought for Maryland seafood lovers to sink their teeth into: A survey has found that more than a third of the crab cakes tested at Maryland and Washington, D.C., restaurants were not local blue crab as advertised, but imported crab. Crab cakes at Baltimore and Annapolis restaurants had the highest rates of mislabeling: 46 percent and 47 percent, respectively, according to the study released today by the conservation group Oceana. The lowest rate, 9 percent, was on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The study, which tested the genetic material contained in crab cakes at 86 regional restaurants last year, confirmed what many in the industry had suspected for years — that...

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