Okay, so yesterday I went to a major chain grocery store for a few necessities before going back into hibernation. While there, I saw bin of frozen Alaskan Sockeye Salmon. I decided to buy a package, versus thawed at seafood counter, to avoid having to prepare it so soon. It looked as good as that behind seafood counter, same price, no additives, and, according to label, product of USA. Being Alaskan, it'd better be!
After putting package in my cart, I noticed next compartment of bin was overfilled with all-natural "Pacific Salmon" at half the Alaskan price. Curious where "Pacific" was, I examined a package. The salmon was sickly pale pink, versus non-dyed dark reddish Alaskan salmon. In smaller print on back of package I read country of origin: CHINA!! That explained it.
My immediate reaction was, Why are they selling fish from China, considering pandemic? But this was likely ordered months before. Still, if a store already has a USA product supplier, why did they need to supply this cheaper version from China in first place?
I realize some seafood can only be sourced outside U.S., such as South America and Asia. But when it comes to salmon, there is a choice. We can support American businesses by buying USA-sourced food when available. Not to mention eating a healthier product!
Just remember that if a product supplier is U.S. based, it doesn't necessarily mean the product is. So read your labels.
(While I'm at it, for those of us gals who wear makeup, do internet search for "makeup made in China" and you'll know why I switched brands.)