What would the Japanese make of Britain’s ‘fake sushi’ scandal?

The author of a study about the wrong fish being used in our sushi blamed Brits’ fish ignorance. But even in the home of the delicacy, punters aren’t that picky about what’s on their nigiri

A study published by Salford University reports that sushi lovers in Manchester and Liverpool don’t know what type of fish they are eating. Speaking to the Observer, a co-author of the study, Prof Stefano Mariani, blamed the hapless consumer for the “fake sushi” scandal.

Part of the problem, Mariani suggested, is that British people “know little about fish”, and can identify just two out of six common varieties shown to them.

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