DNA tests proves Stonehaven chip shop sells the real thing

DNA testing has revealed that a North-east fish and chip shop is one of the best in the country when it comes to labelling its food.

The tests by the Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture were done prove whether the fish being sold is the same as advertised.

And the authentication test conducted for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) showed The Bay in Stonehaven was one of the top chip shops.

Owner of The Bay Calum Richardson said: “These results give my customers peace of mind knowing that the fish they are choosing is what it says on the sticker.

“The MSC label provides a tick of confidence and I believe more fish and chip shops and restaurants should come on board the programme to ensure the end consumer has trust in the fish they are choosing.”

Chip shops without MSC certification are five times more likely to serve the wrong species to their customers.

The MSC label assures diners the fish is not only sustainable and fully traceable, but also the species it claims to be.