MD Bill To Tighten Seafood Labeling

Mar 6, 2014


Legislation that would impose tighter regulations on food labeling of seafood products has some restaurants who sell blue crabs up in arms.

The measure introduced in the House Environmental Matters Committee in Annapolis would require restaurants to clearly display state of origin for all seafood as well as the state and county of origin for crab products on a sign or menu.

But many opponents of the measure complain that there are potential costs and inconveniences if the new regulations are imposed.

Chris Wall, co-owner of the Harborside Bar & Grill in West Ocean City, told the Salisbury Daily Times that the regulations were unnecessary and being shoved down the industry’s throat.