Buy Local Seafood

Not only is it fresher, but its SAFER!

Korean shellfish shipped to the United States may have been exposed to human feces and potentially contaminated with norovirus, the Food and Drug Administration warned distributors, retailers and other food service operators Thursday.

After evaluating Korea’s shellfish sanitation program, the FDA said it found significant deficiencies, including inadequate sanitary controls, ineffective management of land-based pollution sources and the presence of norovirus in shellfish growing areas.

The agency said all fresh, frozen, canned and processed oysters, clams, mussels and whole and roe-on scallops – known as molluscan shellfish – that entered the country from Korea should not be sold.

Nasty! The EPA is one of those bloated federal agencies, but that doesn’t mean all their work is self-serving crap. Because of them, we don’t have to deal with this shit (literally) when we sup into some local Scallops!

Be safe out there! (also as a general rule you should stay away from those canned oysters and mussels…they’re just NASTY!)

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0 Responses to Buy Local Seafood

  1. ev76 says:

    I guess they figured out how to use the three little sea shells. 🙂

  2. bluesun says:

    Where I live, there is no such thing as local sea food.

    So I order the burger instead.

    • Weerd Beard says:

      Well in your case you can still easily get US Marker Frozen-at-sea fish that should still be acceptable quality. That being said, as a general rule, if you live where the beef is fresh and cheap, and the seafood is frozen and expensive, why be stupid?

  3. Cargosquid says:

    And don’t get frozen crawfish. Just…don’t. Its not worth it.

    Like lobster…get it fresh or not at all.

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