Consumers have a right to expect that food companies will provide accurate information about the source and quality of their food, particularly when the company makes this information one of its main selling points. Unfortunately, it appears that Sea to Table may fail to provide such accurate information.
Sea to Table markets itself as a sustainable fishing company that sells nothing but wild seafood from American docks — pushing back against the fishing industry’s trends of overfishing and exploitative labor practices. However, despite Sea to Table’s representations, a recent Associated Press story revealed that these claims may be false. The AP story found that Sea to Table may have been misrepresenting the source of its fish products and that its labor chain may have included fisherman being paid as little as $1.50 for 22-hour shifts and involved slaughtering dolphins and whales.
Consumers are often willing to pay a price premium for fish that provided through humane and sustainable practices, but it appear Sea to Table may have exploited these conscientious customers. Attorneys at Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber, LLP have successfully brought such lawsuits on behalf of aggrieved consumers. If you or someone you know purchases Sea to Table fish products, please contact us to discuss your legal options.