Watch out for Korean Seafood

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Watch out for Korean Seafood

Postby tommy525 » 16 Jun 2012, 13:27

Korean Seafood, mainly oysters may not be safe says FDA.
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Re: Watch out for Korean Seafood

Postby finley » 16 Jun 2012, 15:21

Not sure why this is supposed to reassure anybody:

Many hotels said yesterday that the seafood products used in their restaurants are all domestically harvested


I can't imagine Taiwan's oyster beds are any less polluted than Korea's, especially since Taiwan still doesn't have full national coverage for sewage processing (not even remotely close, last I heard).
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Re: Watch out for Korean Seafood

Postby Mucha Man » 16 Jun 2012, 16:35

The report is nonsense as unsafe seafood is the norm these days, not the exception. Shrimp is basically raised in pools of anti-biotics and shit, farmed salmon is lice ridden and injected with a dye to make it pink, tuna and other large fish are mercury laden, and the lack of proper labelling and regular inspections means you have no idea what you are getting for the most part or where.

I stick to canned wild Alaskan salmon, sardines (especially from Portugal), and fresh caught local makeral and bonito.
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Re: Watch out for Korean Seafood

Postby sandman » 16 Jun 2012, 18:55

Be especially wary of Korean squid that come in your mouth.
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Re: Watch out for Korean Seafood

Postby Hamletintaiwan » 16 Jun 2012, 19:04

sandman wrote:Be especially wary of Korean squid that come in your mouth.

How is the squid coming into your mouth? Are you calling it somehow?
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Re: Watch out for Korean Seafood

Postby sandman » 16 Jun 2012, 19:19

Hamletintaiwan wrote:
sandman wrote:Be especially wary of Korean squid that come in your mouth.

How is the squid coming into your mouth? Are you calling it somehow?

Not coming in the travel sense of the word.
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Re: Watch out for Korean Seafood

Postby Hamletintaiwan » 16 Jun 2012, 19:36

sandman wrote:
Hamletintaiwan wrote:
sandman wrote:Be especially wary of Korean squid that come in your mouth.

How is the squid coming into your mouth? Are you calling it somehow?

Not coming in the travel sense of the word.


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Watch out for Korean Seafood

Postby headhonchoII » 17 Jun 2012, 07:53

finley wrote:Not sure why this is supposed to reassure anybody:

Many hotels said yesterday that the seafood products used in their restaurants are all domestically harvested


I can't imagine Taiwan's oyster beds are any less polluted than Korea's, especially since Taiwan still doesn't have full national coverage for sewage processing (not even remotely close, last I heard).


Unfortunately many oysters are also imported from china over the last few years, it's hard to know the sources. Still getting a bad oyster is far more worrying than the bit of pollution you might ingest.
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Re: Watch out for Korean Seafood

Postby Impaler » 18 Jun 2012, 06:36

Muzha Man wrote:The report is nonsense as unsafe seafood is the norm these days, not the exception. Shrimp is basically raised in pools of anti-biotics and shit, farmed salmon is lice ridden and injected with a dye to make it pink, tuna and other large fish are mercury laden, and the lack of proper labelling and regular inspections means you have no idea what you are getting for the most part or where.

I stick to canned wild Alaskan salmon, sardines (especially from Portugal), and fresh caught local makeral and bonito.

Tuna has ALWAYS been "mercury laden". It's NATURAL for the damn fish to concentrate mercury.
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Re: Watch out for Korean Seafood

Postby Impaler » 18 Jun 2012, 06:48

Hamletintaiwan wrote:
sandman wrote:Be especially wary of Korean squid that come in your mouth.

How is the squid coming into your mouth? Are you calling it somehow?

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/p ... -1.1097250
A South Korean woman got quite a mouthful when a semi-cooked squid she was eating reportedly inseminated her mouth.

The unidentified woman spit the squid out immediately, according to the report, but not before the cephalopod injected its sperm bags into the mucous membranes of her tongue and cheek.

She went to the hospital, where doctors apparently found a dozen "small, white spindle-shaped bug-like organisms" which they believed to be parasites in the woman's mouth.

Researchers later determined that the organism were sperm bags — not parasites.

They believe that the bags were discharged as the woman chewed.

The bags are ejaculatory apparatuses that slowly release sperm when attached to a female’s body, according to Fairfax New Zealand News.

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