Results for - Is This Lobster?

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1. An episode of Inside Edition which is set to air tonight (Mon, Feb 8, 2016) is highlighting what appears to be a common practice in restaurants regarding lobster dishes. Investigators tested the purported lobster meat at 28 different establishments (both local places and national chains) and found that 35% of samples did not contain pure lobster meat. Does this surprise you?

Yes
24%
423 votes
No
56%
1,007 votes
Undecided
8%
140 votes
Not Applicable
12%
223 votes

2. These samples were found to use substitutes such as whiting (an inexpensive fish) and langostino (something more closely related to a hermit crab than a lobster). Sometimes there was actual lobster mixed with the other meat, and sometimes the samples were purely a substitute meat. Do you order lobster when you go out to eat?

Yes, all the time.
3%
62 votes
Yes, quite often.
6%
106 votes
Yes, from time to time.
9%
163 votes
Yes, but rarely.
19%
349 votes
No
46%
829 votes
n/a
16%
284 votes

3. The FDA told Inside Edition that if there is a mixture used, the name of dish must reflect that. Do you care if there is other meat in your lobster dishes?

Yes! I want nothing but pure lobster.
43%
779 votes
I don't mind if there's a mix, but it can't be all substitute meat.
7%
127 votes
I don't really care what they use, as long as it tastes good.
5%
87 votes
I'm not sure.
8%
142 votes
n/a
36%
639 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
19 votes
02/18/2016 Food & Drink 1793 43 By: MamaV1776

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