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Saturday
Jul212012

Parasite Ridden Salmon Sold in B.C. Stores

Salmon farming giant Marine Harvest is having an issue with a flesh-eating myxosporean parasite called Kudoa thyrsitesKudoa causes post-mortem myoliquefaction (soft-flesh syndrome) in farmed salmon on sale in supermarkets and is causing a financial loss for Marine Harvest.

Costco’s manager admitted on the hidden camera that 1 out of every 200 fillets of farmed salmon on sale is infected with the parasite Kudoa.  “Some are more mushy than others,” he said.  “Some you pick up and they’re like paste.  Once every couple of days we get a few like this.”

According to Marine Harvest's annual report they spent 12 million dollars last year to get rid of infected fish and provide refunds.

LINK (via: Super Heroes for Salmon)

If liquified parasitic salmon at your local BC Costco was not bad enough.....

Norwegian fish farm virus found in BC fresh water lake.

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"" Country Grocer "" interestingly had a sale on pink samon one day and I pick one up to take home and share with my friend. I stuffed with veggies and what not then cooked it and served a nice Samon steak. To our surprise half way through we discovered it was plagued with these white nasty balls. Needless to say it caused us both to puke and by the time I returned to the samon to chuck it out the meat was liquefying and smelt nasty. This was a horrible and traumatizing experience for us because we had no idea what we just ate until some googling. Always check your meat the poor fishes are sick !

Not intending to hurt country grocers reputation but I think this is much more common then most people realize. There should be very strick laws already to inforce good quality samon on the market, after all we don't really have data to show what long term effects are.

February 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKeira

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