David and Goliath: The Food Safety Version

July 6, 2014 5:23 PM

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When my kids were little, I conscientiously bought and fed them beautiful, bright orange farm-raised salmon at least once or twice a week. In the late '90s, it was an amazing value at $7 or $8 a pound. I could squeeze heart-healthy fish into my tight food budget and feel confident I was feeding my family well.

Imagine my shock when, in 2003, I read three major grocery chains were being sued for deception and unfair business practices because they were selling but not labeling salmon that were fed artificial chemicals to enhance their color. Farm-raised salmon, I learned, is the color of asphalt because of...

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