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    Food Safety - Food imported from China

    Rinshinomori
    Sat May 25, 2013 6:14 pm
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    icon_sad.gif Glad I never liked or eat tilapia. 80% found in the US is imported from China.

    http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/05/21/why-americans-should-worry-about-chinas-food-safety-problems/
    Leggy Peggy
    Sat May 25, 2013 8:47 pm
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    We are so lucky in Australia. Our food labelling standards are among the
    strictest in the world, so we pretty much know where our food comes from.

    With fresh food, every item is displayed with a sign saying 'county of origin'.
    Plus the deli items say whether anything has been previously frozen.
    Rinshinomori
    Sun May 26, 2013 2:40 am
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    It's like that in California too now for fresh items. I wonder if it is that way in other parts of US. But, the problem is restaurants, food establishments and frozen or prepared foods. You have no idea what items are being used.
    Leggy Peggy
    Sun May 26, 2013 3:19 am
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    I hadn't thought about restaurants. We eat virtually no processed food at
    home, except for condiments such as hoisin, soy, etc., and some luncheon
    meats. But I always try to buy reputable brands. And I check for country of
    origin.
    Pot Scrubber
    Mon May 27, 2013 9:48 pm
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    I've never cared for the texture of tilapia. I like a more flaky fish and the taste is pretty bland for my palette.
    Stella Mae
    Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:48 am
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    I don't like tilapia, either. It's a coarse texture and not very flavorful. I have never understood the rage about it since I think it is quite an inferior fish. If I'm going to eat a scavenger fish -- tilapia is a scavenger -- I much prefer the strong flavor of garfish.
    Skipper/Sy
    Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:35 am
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    Rinshinomori wrote:
    icon_sad.gif Glad I never liked or eat tilapia. 80% found in the US is imported from China.

    http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/05/21/why-americans-should-worry-about-chinas-food-safety-problems/


    My brother asked me to get some Filet of fish in NYC's Chinatown... so there was a very good looking fish (pretty pink coloring, no bones) that I bought... it was Basa Fish. When my brother Googled, it turned out to be Catfish and extremely bad reports of this type of fish from Asia.
    So he "Chucked It" into the garbage. Now I read about Talipia Fish and a majority problems imported from China... another bad report.

    I often go to JB & Costco wholesalers warehouse and get Talipia, since it is not as expensive as say Salmon or other fish. Now I have to think twice about buying this fish? And I also read about problems with types of Salmon (farm raised)... And how about the frozen shrimp I buy in packages again from the above warehouse wholesalers? Further, I used to buy/eat fried fish sandwiches when eating at fast food places... and now I wonder what types of fish are in the sandwich? What about say McDonalds Fish Sandwiches? icon_evil.gif icon_twisted.gif

    All this is very disturbing not to buy Basa, Talipia, Salmon now... I guess I will have to go to a local fish market and pick out fish that I feel was caught locally... but even that might be a crap shoot as to where it came from ?

    Skipper/Sy
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    Leggy Peggy
    Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:41 pm
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    It's going to be frustrating to shop, Sy. Especially as your shops don't
    declare country of origin, as ours do in Australia. Maybe you can urge
    them to post more info -- or maybe your local fishmonger does. Good luck.
    Rinshinomori
    Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:24 am
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    I've checked on McDonald's filet o fish and it's not tilapia. I believe they use cod if I remember correctly. I always ask what kind of fish is used even in fast foods places and if they say they don't know, I don't order. I'm very, very picky about fish just like someone who may be picky about certain cut of beef or pork since I eat fish a lot. I don't want to eat any farmed fish if I can avoid it. There are some exceptions such as hamachi since most hamachi is farmed in US. I won't buy farmed shrimp. I get allergic reactions to some shrimp so I need to know they come from ocean in the wild.
    Skipper/Sy
    Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:58 pm
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    Updated- I went to BJ's warehouse this morning and here is some information on the package labels for a few items;

    For Tilapia fish it said product of Ecuador, for Salmon it said Chili and second package of Salmon had another country (I think it said US?). And for the frozen package of large raw shrimp it said product of Vietnam. For the London Broil meat it said product of US.

    Second, glad to read that McDonalds Fish sandwich is Cod Fish.. maybe.

    Q: Any info on shrimp from Vietnam?

    Skipper/Sy
    Skipper/Sy
    Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:13 pm
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    Skipper/Sy wrote:
    Updated- I went to BJ's warehouse this morning and here is some information on the package labels for a few items;

    For Tilapia fish it said product of Ecuador, for Salmon it said Chili and second package of Salmon had another country (I think it said US?). And for the frozen package of large raw shrimp it said product of Vietnam. For the London Broil meat it said product of US.

    Second, glad to read that McDonalds Fish sandwich is Cod Fish.. maybe.

    Q: Any info on shrimp from Vietnam?

    Skipper/Sy


    I have not Googled in depth about shrimp from Vietnam.... but did see comments about Mexico banning imported shrimp from Asia (China, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam) and young shrimp carry a disease that kills other shrimp (not humans...EMS). So I might be going back to BJs warehouse and returning my $20 package of frozen shrimp from Vietnam... to play it safe???

    Sy
    Rinshinomori
    Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:18 pm
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    I worked at National Water Research for USGS and asked several researchers there why I itch like crazy after eating some shrimp but not always. They thought it may be the toxins where they are farmed I'm reacting to. I was tested for shrimp allergy and showed allergy to raw shrimp - I have to wear gloves when working with raw shrimp for cleaning. My hands itch all the time with raw shrimp. Cooked - about 30% of times. According to my allergist cooked shrimp changes something in the protein and I should be ok. I don't itch when I eat these questionable shrimp immediately around my mouth, it's afterwards all over my body. Takes 6 hours for itching to start and usually last 12-24 hours. So, I do think it's something like toxins that I'm reacting. I don't ever have problems when I buy wild shrimp.
    Skipper/Sy
    Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:33 pm
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    Rinshinomori wrote:
    I worked at National Water Research for USGS and asked several researchers there why I itch like crazy after eating some shrimp but not always. They thought it may be the toxins where they are farmed I'm reacting to. I was tested for shrimp allergy and showed allergy to raw shrimp - I have to wear gloves when working with raw shrimp for cleaning. My hands itch all the time with raw shrimp. Cooked - about 30% of times. According to my allergist cooked shrimp changes something in the protein and I should be ok. I don't itch when I eat these questionable shrimp immediately around my mouth, it's afterwards all over my body. Takes 6 hours for itching to start and usually last 12-24 hours. So, I do think it's something like toxins that I'm reacting. I don't ever have problems when I buy wild shrimp.


    To bad you have a negative reaction to shrimp.... bad, because it is a nice seafood to use for cooking and eating. There are people who are highly allergic to seafood.... wind pipe closes and difficulty in breathing. What you say about toxins in shrimp (like farm raised) makes sense..

    When I eat a raw apple the pallet of my mouth swells up.... but when tested for an apple no problem... And I am allergic to "Grasses"... playing golf, I never noticed I had a problem.

    Skipper/Sy
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