Stew Leonard Jr’s Response to New York Attorney General’s Office–Notice of Seafood Mislabeling
December 14, 2018
Two years ago, Stew Leonard’s started importing what we believed to be red snapper. It had a red hue and it was snapper. Until today, my family and I had no idea that an imported snapper couldn’t be called a “red snapper” as only domestic snapper is permitted to be called “red snapper.” We immediately changed our signage and our labels once we were alerted to this issue earlier today by the New York Attorney General’s Office. We have 25 different species of fish on our fish bars at Stew Leonard’s and this is the first time anything like this has ever happened.