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Safe to eat frozen fish from China?

I noticed this week that the frozen fish (plain in plastic bags or crumbed in boxes) in the supermarkets come from China or Indonesia.

Just wondering if it's safe to eat, and if anyone has heard anything about the imported fish (else where else to get cheap fish)?
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Not unless you want to grow a third arm or get cancer. Chinese industry dumps all their toxic waste into the ocean.
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pupazzo wrote:
Aug 2nd, 2007 5:50 pm
Not unless you want to grow a third arm or get cancer. Chinese industry dumps all their toxic waste into the ocean.
Who doesn't?
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PrinceMS wrote:
Aug 2nd, 2007 5:22 pm
I think health canada regulates everytthing thats comes into Canada. If its in big supermarket, I would assume its safe to eat.
I wouldn't assume that. There's a list somewhere of which fish to avoid from China.
It's called "Google", use it before wasting my time. ;)

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IronMac wrote:
Aug 2nd, 2007 9:03 pm
I wouldn't assume that. There's a list somewhere of which fish to avoid from China.
Yeah, I remember seeing that list somewhere too :mad:
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... sec-health

"...The potential toxins found in fish targeted by the FDA include a chemical called malachite green, which is used to treat fungal infections in fish, Acheson said, and has caused cancer in laboratory animals. Fluoroquinolones, also found in the Chinese fish, can increase antibiotic resistance in humans, the FDA said. The chemicals are often used to battle fish diseases caused by China's polluted waterways, fish experts said."
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I suggest that you try to avoid the frozen fish from Asia. Several people I know have unpleasant experience.
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From what i have seen in stores a lot of the frozen shrimp is imported from Asia.
Like the Aquastar brand they sell at Shoopers/loblaws foodbasics, also a lot of the presiden't choice shrimp dishes use shrimp made in china.

And I just learned this last week but a lot of the Europe's best frozen fruits are made in china.
My sister had some of their strawberries in her freezer and the bag there said product of china.The berries were quite big though.

I just bought some US made ones that were the masterchoice brand and they were very tiny.

I would like to try and avoid fish from overseas as it probably has more chemicals in it, but it seems very hard to do with all the tricky labelling thesedays.
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Maybe I am over-reacting, but my new policy is I am no longer putting anything into my body that is produced in China.

Food, drink, toothpaste, vitamins.

Just seems like much of their industry is the wild west. Little control or regulation
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superizzy wrote:
Aug 8th, 2007 1:38 pm
Maybe I am over-reacting, but my new policy is I am no longer putting anything into my body that is produced in China.

Food, drink, toothpaste, vitamins.

Just seems like much of their industry is the wild west. Little control or regulation

The top 10 foods in volume Canada imported from China in 2006 (in millions of kilograms).

Mandarins, clementines and similar citrus hybrids, fresh/dried 33.9
Frozen fish fillets 24.4
Apple juice 21.7 (millions of litres)
Pears and quinces, fresh 13.6
Raw peanuts 10.6
Frozen shrimps and prawns 10.4
Pasta 10.3
Mushrooms 8.9
Other citrus fruits 8.8
Shrimps and prawns, prepared or preserved 7.3

If you are eating one of this, good chance it's coming from China.
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superizzy wrote:
Aug 8th, 2007 1:38 pm

Just seems like much of their industry is the wild west. Little control or regulation
I like that...well said. :)
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Muncher wrote:
Aug 2nd, 2007 4:54 pm
I noticed this week that the frozen fish (plain in plastic bags or crumbed in boxes) in the supermarkets come from China or Indonesia.

Just wondering if it's safe to eat, and if anyone has heard anything about the imported fish (else where else to get cheap fish)?
This message is five years old and now i m having a really hard time finding fish NOT from china or thailand. Canned fresh or frozen. I read a bit about how fish is raised and packed in these countries and it s disgusting.

We dont have much food control/testing and im just frustrated. So hard to find good food. Companies are hard at work to try and hide the bad stuff by playing with words, labels.

My last discovery: metro/loeb put soy in their canned tuna to make it cheaper!
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