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    • peterbaker
    • By peterbaker 21st Jul 19, 2:10 PM
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    Worms in supermarket vacuum packed Fish: probably very common :eek:
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    • 21st Jul 19, 2:10 PM
    Worms in supermarket vacuum packed Fish: probably very common :eek: 21st Jul 19 at 2:10 PM
    When I was a kid, my parents used to cook everything well-done.

    I became a bit more sophisticated with rare meats and sushi, but I realised this lunchtime that I was forgetting a few important things when I discovered a live worm coiled up on my vacuum or gas pre-packed fresh cod fillets

    It was exactly like this one in an article a couple of years ago in the Independent except not from Sainsbury's but another major supermarket ...



    The picture on a normal laptop probably displays at about 2x magnification ...

    I am eating the fish nevertheless because I like fish, but it was a reminder that I ought to be careful about cooking fresh fish carefully and properly
    Last edited by peterbaker; 21-07-2019 at 2:14 PM.
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    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 22nd Jul 19, 2:41 AM
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    • 22nd Jul 19, 2:41 AM
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    • 22nd Jul 19, 2:41 AM
    Worms are in lots of fresh fish also lice.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 22nd Jul 19, 7:21 AM
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    • 22nd Jul 19, 7:21 AM
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    • 22nd Jul 19, 7:21 AM
    Meat is known to host all kinds of parasites: just because you can't see it, it doesn't mean its not there

    Solution for the squeamish: don't eat it. Or don't think about it!
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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    • peterbaker
    • By peterbaker 22nd Jul 19, 9:25 AM
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    • 22nd Jul 19, 9:25 AM
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    • 22nd Jul 19, 9:25 AM
    Solution for the squeamish: don't eat it. Or don't think about it!
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    Your first suggestion works, but the whole point of my thread is to warn meat and fisheaters that YOU DO NEED TO THINK ABOUT CAREFUL COOKING

    By the way, although I cooked and ate the fish, and I do swat mosquitos which I can't otherwise control, I have no grudge against the worm and can control it, so for now I have kept him/her (or maybe it's both?) sealed up in the fridge so I can show it to any who are interested
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 22nd Jul 19, 10:54 AM
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    • 22nd Jul 19, 10:54 AM
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    • 22nd Jul 19, 10:54 AM
    It's a cod worm - quite common.

    If you regularly buy 'fresh' fish from the supermarket you might be interested in watching this program from a few weeks ago that mentions (and shows) these worms and has quite a large section on how 'fresh' your supermarket fish really is (or isn't).

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006p3j/horizon-2019-4-the-honest-supermarket-whats-really-in-our-food


    You might find yourself switching to frozen fish after watching it.....
    • needaspirin
    • By needaspirin 23rd Jul 19, 5:06 PM
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    • 23rd Jul 19, 5:06 PM
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    • 23rd Jul 19, 5:06 PM
    When I used to go sea fishing almost all fish had those white worms in their gut when opened up. Especially flounder and plaice.
    • tastyhog
    • By tastyhog 24th Jul 19, 1:02 PM
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    • 24th Jul 19, 1:02 PM
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    • 24th Jul 19, 1:02 PM
    That's what you get for buying British caught cod, you want alaskan or Icelandic, because the colder water prevents or rather massively decreases the presence of worms
    • fatbelly
    • By fatbelly 30th Jul 19, 6:55 AM
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    • 30th Jul 19, 6:55 AM
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    • 30th Jul 19, 6:55 AM
    Originally posted by p00hsticks
    I've done exactly that
    • GSDMum
    • By GSDMum 7th Aug 19, 1:07 PM
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    • 7th Aug 19, 1:07 PM
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    • 7th Aug 19, 1:07 PM
    Suppose if they were placed in the freezer for a day or so, that would kill the worms?

    Not a pleasant thought though
    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 8th Aug 19, 5:38 AM
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    Suppose if they were placed in the freezer for a day or so, that would kill the worms?

    Not a pleasant thought though
    Originally posted by GSDMum
    Yes freezing kills them stone dead,lovely pooch in your avatar.
    • GSDMum
    • By GSDMum 8th Aug 19, 8:08 AM
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    ....lovely pooch in your avatar.
    Originally posted by PLRFD
    Aww.... snap
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