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Are all the frozen fish & chips sold are fake fish?

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Are all the frozen fish & chips sold are fake fish?

Are all the frozen fish & chips sold at supermarket fake?

there was a study done to test the real content of Canadian cod and it found the fish to be just cat fish from China.
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Yes. And the chips are actually made from turnips and parsnips, not potatoes.

Sad.
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Well, at least not plastic.
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I doubt Blue water and Captain High liner would ever do anything to hurt their good name, but other brands or maybe even store brand might be where the problem is...???
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Cheap fish is usually pollock and then it's probably even Canadian.
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Op, the crab meat they sell to make sushi is made from fish.
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Fake fish? or just not cod? Even restaurants here dont always use cod for their fish and chips.
That's my 2cents worth
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I once saw a video that shows people in Vietnam (or maybe Thailand) injecting some kind of gel into prawns to make them bigger and heavier (sold by weight). The gel comes from China and no one knows what's in it.
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picard12 wrote: Are all the frozen fish & chips sold at supermarket fake?

there was a study done to test the real content of Canadian cod and it found the fish to be just cat fish from China.
This is a very good question. I also think we should be wondering about the plastic content of fish as well. However, in terms of your question, I think that when the fish is not described as cod or halibut, it is most likely a low quality fish like pollock or something similar. No one ever advertises this on the packaging but you will see it listed in the ingredients. However, when you get into the more expensive frozen fish like some of the Highliner products, it will actually say the type of fish like "salmon", "cod", "tilapia", etc. in which case you can trust it is not something else. These products usually cost more but I guess you get what you pay for.
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could some, not all, companies be using a cheaper fish than what's indicated on the label? for sure.
as for "fake" fish, are you thinking along the lines of something like this?
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Well. I am not a referring to rubber fish. I am surprised that the fish came from China according to the test. It is supposed to be Canadian cod.
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I think most of the cheap Canadian cod you get is Pacific cod from the west and not Atlantic from the east. People get excited about what is going on down east but they have cod on the left coast too.

You can buy both in the grocery store but Atlantic is less common/more pricey.
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ckay1980 wrote: I once saw a video that shows people in Vietnam (or maybe Thailand) injecting some kind of gel into prawns to make them bigger and heavier (sold by weight). The gel comes from China and no one knows what's in it.
No injection needed.
it's sodium phosphate. It gets absorbed in quite easily and retains water weight.

Read your ingredients. A ridiculous amount of shrimp has phosphates and they are all terrible.

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