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I  purchased 3 trout from the fresh fish counter of my local Morrisons.  They were put in a "Cook in the Bag" container.  I was just about to cook them as they were but decided that I'd put some extras in with them - herbs etc. only to discover, when I opened the bag, that the fish had not been gutted! Not squeamish but the thought of a whole fish being opened up on the plate put us off dinner that night!! I contacted Morrisons and they offered me 5000 points (£5) compensation, which I rejected and they then offered 10,000 points.
I don't think this is acceptable as, apart from the cost of the ruined dinner, this was surely a health hazard?
I'd be interested to see what you think - am I over reacting? 
PS I don't have a problem gutting a fish - just not immediately before I serve dinner.

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  • PipneyJanePipneyJane Forumite
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    I’d take the £10 worth of points, then gut and scale my fish, bake and eat them.

    It’s easy enough to gut and scale a fish.  Scale first - but, before you do, cover the kitchen in newspaper - the scales fly off in all directions.  If you don’t have a scaling knife, use the back of a fairly blunt blade.  To gut, slit from the vent to the gills and use a finger or the handle of a spoon to scoop out the guts.  Wrap them up in the newspaper that you used for scaling and bin.

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    I would too.   That sounds a very good deal to me.
  • ToastLadyToastLady Forumite
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    Sorry, as a vegetarian, having fish that need gutted, is way beyond what I can do. I still stand by my earlier post....this thread is in the wrong place.
  • suki1964suki1964 Forumite
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    Im not getting why the fish was going to be opened up on the plate??? 

    Why would you cook a fish that wasn't gutted? it would taste awful

    I wouldn't think it was a health hazard either if you had stored the fish in the fridge once you received it unless of course you had planned to cook it without gutting it


    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
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    She didn't know it hadn't been gutted, it was an oversight from the fishmonger counter, the fishmonger put the fish in a  ready to cook bag. She discovered the fish wasn't gutted after she opened the abg to add more stuff.
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    -taff said:
    She didn't know it hadn't been gutted, it was an oversight from the fishmonger counter, the fishmonger put the fish in a  ready to cook bag. She discovered the fish wasn't gutted after she opened the abg to add more stuff.
    I get that

    So you go "oh fiddly de dee" gut the the fish and away you go

    She was never going to open the whole fish up on the plate as she had spotted the error

    Now if she hadn't, and had just shoved it in the oven, then yes dinner was ruined and yes, kick off and claim as much back as you can if you are that way inclined

    But that didn't happen
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
  • -taff-taff Forumite
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    Ahhh...I see your point now.
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    suki1964 said:
    So you go "oh fiddly de dee" gut the the fish and away you go


    I wouldn't, because I have no idea how to gut a fish.  So I would think I was entitled to a refund as what I had been sold was not what I asked for and was no use to me.  I wouldn't expect any compensation though.
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    edited 24 May at 9:21PM
    ToastLady said:
    Sorry, as a vegetarian, having fish that need gutted, is way beyond what I can do. I still stand by my earlier post....this thread is in the wrong place.
    What earlier post?
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