The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry will start inspecting packaged eels nationwide next Tuesday to verify their point of origin.
The move is designed to crack down on cases of false labeling, such as when eels imported from Taiwan are labeled as domestic, ministry officials said Friday.
The inspections will cover 3,000 retailers nationwide and run until Aug. 8.
The ministry will carry out DNA analysis on some products bearing domestic labels. It will also search stores found to have sold falsely labeled eels.