Now that you have said it, I remember a restaurant down in Cape
The owner sent an employee to the docks to purchase a tuna.
Guy thought he would beat the system: buy an old fish for cheap and
pocket the diff.
Bottom line, one of the restaurant's customers (an M.D. no less...IIRC)
died from eating the bad tuna.
The FDA 2009 Food Code allows food service establishments to serve raw
or undercooked foods at a customer’s request as long as the customer is
informed about the risks associated with consuming undercooked food and
the customer is not part of a high-risk group. Everyone entering a sushi
bar is aware of the risks and if they don't, it's still printed on the
menu. The warning is simply "CAN" cause foodbourne illnesses. It doesn't
always mean it will since many digestive systems vary and many people
can build an immunity to it.
Chicken is not meat though you are correct, raw fish and raw poultry (if
that's what you mean by bad) can cause food borne illnesses. As I stated
in the other reply, that warning is required by law to be put on
restaurant menus. Raw meat is served in some fancier restaurants.
There's also a big difference compared to RAW (uncooked) and cooked, but
Real crab? I used to get that imitation crab until one day after eating
some I came down with extreme vertigo. Luckily I had driven the pickup
to work that day since I don't think I could have ridden the bike. The
dizziness lasted about eight hours. I think it was scrombroid poisoning.
Definitely not what I had.
I did two things, that day. I cooked/ate two live Dungeness crabs, bought
live from a local Asian sprmkt, and I ate a lunch at a local Korean food
resto, for the first time.
Within 24 hrs I was sick and for the remaining 7 DAYS!, I changed from
a digestive tract into a human aquaduct. I could not get more than 10
mins away from my commodee-odee. Never felt bad, but was reduced to a
human squirt gun. Water in, water out. Every 10 mins, like
BTW, special baby formula, with electrolytes, is more expensive than
Gatorade. Gatorade really is a life-saver when yer desperately
I never did determine who was at fault. The crab or the Korean resto.
But, I've never bought live sea creatures from an Asian sprmkt, ever
again. I get D-crab directly off the boat! Well, usta. I now live
in the CO Rockies and haven't eaten any D-crab in 8 yrs. (sigh).
If you live in CA:
Well they have big chunks of sashimi?, fake crab, fish flavored with
crab juice, but the label says "with crab". So some, I don't know how
much, real crab. It's made up by the supermarket chain and since
it's sold in house, iiuc the labeling requirements are less, but I'll
check the label.
Somehow you recovered just in time to leave work! Amazing how that
No recovery. I staggered out to the pickup, carefully drove home, and
laid down with the room spinning around me. It reminded me of my
misbegotten youth after consuming a few gallons of beer without the
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