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Re: Worms in Migros salmon!

we found a caterpillar in a mini-Romanesco from Migros yesterday.
it also seemed like the caterpillar had its next generation coming in it

thanks God we found out before opening the package.
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Sticky traps also work well, but of course will only work once the moths are there in the first place.
Not sure that works for moths. They have a dusty coating that stops them from sticking to spider webs so perhaps this helps with fly-paper, too.

Feeling smug because I got rid of them after an infestation 3 years ago and haven't seen hide nor hair of them since. Needs lots of airtight containers and those snap fasteners for plastic bags but it keeps them at bay.
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Re: Worms in Migros salmon!

Thanks in large part to this post and living next to a herd of cows, I have become a vegetarian since moving here. Sadly, I found a worm in my head of lettuce the other day So icecream and frozen pizza it is!
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Old 23.09.2013, 16:49
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Re: Worms in Migros salmon!

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we found a caterpillar in a mini-Romanesco from Migros yesterday.
it also seemed like the caterpillar had its next generation coming in it

thanks God we found out before opening the package.
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Thanks in large part to this post and living next to a herd of cows, I have become a vegetarian since moving here. Sadly, I found a worm in my head of lettuce the other day So icecream and frozen pizza it is!
Yes, isn't it terrible that they don't use really high doses of insecticide on salad crops here?

You do know that you can wash the lettuce before eating it?

I come from an alternative universe where I find the occasionally sighting of creepy crawlies in my pre-washed vegetables reassuring.

I really do not understand people's attitude to food these days.
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Re: Worms in Migros salmon!

This thread has really helped with my diet though.. Might actually reach my target this week
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Re: Worms in Migros salmon!

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we found a caterpillar in a mini-Romanesco from Migros yesterday.
it also seemed like the caterpillar had its next generation coming in it

thanks God we found out before opening the package.
And did you return the stuff to the place where you bought it today ?
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Re: Worms in Migros salmon!

let salad float in the full sink for a while and inspect to remove animals.

If it's a ready to eat salad package, animals being in there is a guarantee that it's bio and that the poisons have been washed off. I'd never trust salad to be animal-free, too many places to hide.

Worms in salmon are not unheard of, just cook it properly if it worries you. Personally I find bred salmon too fat and yucky, especially if you eat it raw, but I guess it's better for the ocean since it doesn't deplete the ittic stocks.
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Old 23.09.2013, 18:47
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If it's a ready to eat salad package, animals being in there is a guarantee that it's bio and that the poisons have been washed off.
Not true at all. Only that any given animal wasn't killed by any specific poison present at the time of harvest.

But yeah, I don't see a problem with just checking salad or other veg for bugs before use. Fresh protein, after all
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Old 23.09.2013, 18:51
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Re: Worms in Migros salmon!

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Sticky traps also work well, but of course will only work once the moths are there in the first place.
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Not sure that works for moths. They have a dusty coating that stops them from sticking to spider webs so perhaps this helps with fly-paper, too.
The ones we use definitely do work for these moths.
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Re: Worms in Migros salmon!

Klinka, DO NOT eat salmon raw. Period!!!

And do not do sushi with fish you bought from Coop/Migros or whatever unless they guarantee it's sushi "grade" (read on regards to what's "sushi-grade")

Of course, It's up to you and sounds like you have been lucky

I'm Japanese and I do sushi party at home often. BUT we never eat salmon for sushi/sashimi. Same for mackerel, herring, monkfish, cod, sardines, bonito etc and fish from lake/river... We always either cook throughoutly or pickle.

Salmon got introduced into Sushi only after they started to do INDUSTRY Strength freezing; minus 20 degree. Not your home freezer. You cannot say it's safe because it overnighted in your home freezer.

I'd be grossed out to see the bugs in salmon, So, I feel you, but I think it is not about the cleanliness or food quality of Switzerland. Actually, they didn't cheat you by selling farmed salmon as wild salmon because farmed (= use to eat pellets instead of krill) salmon *usually* doesn't acquire Anisakis.

I have to say your post was a reminder for me that we should never eat salmon raw UNLESS it is guaranteed that it was frozen @ minus 20 degree and is so called "sushi grade", which is handled clean enough to have less of contamination, which is not the case at general stores like Coop/Migros.


BTW, if the Anisakis survives in the stomach (and they do) you will be doubling up in pain.... so I read.... I guess you are ok?

PS. if you are curious... some sushi chef says they leave maguro (tuna) in fridge for couple of days to mature.... so not necessary freshness is equaling sushi-grade either.

PPS I recently read pickling is not even enough to kill some parasite... geesh, option is getting smaller...

and further PPS. If you want to buy fish from Migros/Coop and eat raw, you can buy whole and cut up yourself while making sure to have everything clean/disinfected and avoid cross-contamination.

Sorry for a long post but I wanted to save all of you from food-poisening eating home-prepared sushi....


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Hehe sorry to have put you off your salmon! If youre worried just freeze it untill tomorrow. In fact I am looking forward to making sushi tomorrow for dinner with my regular coop salmon. Only great sushi can counteract the trauma of what I've seen today....
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Old 04.11.2013, 18:14
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Re: Worms in Migros salmon!

Thanks J.Acupuncture for your very useful post. Just wanted to add that I always stuck to the vegetarian sushi options primarily because During the years when I used to make sushi, I always stuck to the vegetarian the fish options requires it to be super fresh- which is not achievable at home. Of course, I suppose we all place a great deal of faith on the sushi bars/restaurants....
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Old 04.11.2013, 19:11
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Re: Worms in Migros salmon!

Sushi (well, we're probably talking nigiri here) and sashimi is *excellent* when done properly and with the right quality of fish. Even salmon. They eat it in Japan so to say "DO NOT eat salmon raw" is wrong.

But then you do slightly contradict yourself by saying that if it's sushi prepared (ie properly flash frozen) and marked as such it's ok.

And right at the front of this thread it was mentioned (probably by me!) that home freezing isn't good enough to guarantee a parasite kill plus it ruins the texture of the fish and can't then be used for sushi/sashimi anyway.
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Old 04.11.2013, 22:47
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Re: Worms in Migros salmon!

Frisch-Fisch Mercato does sushi grade fish. Just tuna, salmon and one or two others. Have bought a couple of times and confident it was fresh enough. Also, the staff seemed to know what they were talking about when asked which ones were sushi grade.
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Frisch-Fisch Mercato does sushi grade fish. Just tuna, salmon and one or two others. Have bought a couple of times and confident it was fresh enough. Also, the staff seemed to know what they were talking about when asked which ones were sushi grade.
Well, when that, and any other store or restaurant purchases fish from their purveyors, there is Sushi Grade as an ordering option.
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Old 05.11.2013, 16:31
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Re: Worms in Migros salmon!

I have eaten salmon once, in Scotland, since this thread started. It's probably due to the fact that i shop in the same Migros as the OP!!

Every time i pass the fish part of the shop i sort of do a little wave to the worms that may be there. But then i am a mad old lady, so can get away with it!!!
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I have eaten salmon once, in Scotland, since this thread started. It's probably due to the fact that i shop in the same Migros as the OP!!

Every time i pass the fish part of the shopi sort of do a little wave to the worms that may be there. But then i am a mad old lady, so can get away with it!!!
Amazing what a thread on EF could achieve......
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I have eaten salmon once, in Scotland, since this thread started. It's probably due to the fact that i shop in the same Migros as the OP!!

Every time i pass the fish part of the shop i sort of do a little wave to the worms that may be there. But then i am a mad old lady, so can get away with it!!!
You do realise that the shop where the salmon was bought is not responsible for the worms in it don't you.
It just so happens that that particular piece of fish from that store on that particular day happened to have worms in it.
Worms in fish are really pretty common and most of us has probably eaten them over the years without actually realising it.

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Re: Worms in Migros salmon!

I buy my salmon at COOP and I ask them of they are OK for Sashimi and then they proceed to recommend a cut or a type...so far so good...
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Re: Worms in Migros salmon!

I was joking. Of course i know that all the salmon does not have worms.
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Re: Worms in Migros salmon!

An amazing thread. Reading it I could not help but think of a lot of salmon I was eating for many years, especially, considering it's quite popular in the Pacific NW. Never encountered worms though, at least visibly. I guess, I was lucky.
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