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Old 01-05-2019, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Clown School
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I bought a container of this a few days ago, and on the surface I'm seeing a bunch of small white bumps/dots.

I googled around and it seems it's either worms or coagulated fat/protein from the fish, but I'm not sure which is more likely in the case of lox.

I really hate wasting food, but I don't want worms either.

Any ideas?
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Old 01-05-2019, 12:44 PM
 
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It's normal and okay to eat.
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Old 01-06-2019, 02:34 AM
 
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Costco and Whole Foods customers found worms on the packaged salmon recently (last summer). Store staff said that was normal for fish to have worms. It would be hard for me to eat it now, where before it was on my menu at least one or two times per month.
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Old 01-06-2019, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Oldgarderer thanks. I didn't know that. Settled0 I wouldn't let this stop me as I have heard fish do have worms. I have been eating fish my entire 81 years, don't think I have gotten worms from the seafood yet.I have heard that Cat fish is awful for you because they eat from the bottom of the lakes. Though I am not a lover of Cat fish, many I know eat it weekly.
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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"I have heard that Cat fish is awful for you because they eat from the bottom of the lakes."......yes, wild catfish do indeed eat clams from the lake bottom, as well as anything else the in water column from top to bottom, including the boneless/skinless chicken breasts that I put on my hooks. Farm raised catfish eat commercial pelleted food that is consumed long before it reaches the bottom of the pond, and are no better tasting than wild catfish. IMO, there is no finer eating fresh water fish, except trout and walleye....

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Old 01-06-2019, 08:09 PM
 
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if we could see the microscopic critters all over us daily.....we'd be horrified..


if their are worms in fish and I don't see them...im ok with that..

I love soft fruit.... but if too ripe the little fruit flies magically appear.....which leaves me wondering.....if all of us are eating fruit fly larvae ….. with most soft fruits?? and this doesn't seem to be a deterrent..

ive filleted a ton of fish....use to work in a fish market … and as a seafood manager... the warmer water fish seem to have more worms...…. the worms ive seen are quite apparent
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:38 PM
 
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if we could see the microscopic critters all over us daily.....we'd be horrified..


if their are worms in fish and I don't see them...im ok with that..

I love soft fruit.... but if too ripe the little fruit flies magically appear.....which leaves me wondering.....if all of us are eating fruit fly larvae .. with most soft fruits?? and this doesn't seem to be a deterrent..

ive filleted a ton of fish....use to work in a fish market and as a seafood manager... the warmer water fish seem to have more worms.... the worms ive seen are quite apparent
Interesting that you've confirmed what I heard. So are all meats apt to have worms??? or just fish. And one more question, do you eat fish after working in the industry?
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:03 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Interesting that you've confirmed what I heard. So are all meats apt to have worms??? or just fish. And one more question, do you eat fish after working in the industry?
If you eat salads, fruit and vegetables, I assure you that you have probably consumed pounds of invertebrate eggs, larvae, and insect parts in your lifetime.

Some insect eggs can hardly be scrubbed off a lettuce leaf much less the type of rinse most salad greens get, and fruits and vegetables usually have some eggs or larvae buried into the subsurface of the flesh.

It is just a fact of life.
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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If you eat salads, fruit and vegetables, I assure you that you have probably consumed pounds of invertebrate eggs, larvae, and insect parts in your lifetime.

Some insect eggs can hardly be scrubbed off a lettuce leaf much less the type of rinse most salad greens get, and fruits and vegetables usually have some eggs or larvae buried into the subsurface of the flesh.

It is just a fact of life.
as or meat and fish, isn't this the reason we are supposed to make sure they are fully cooked, so we won't ve eating raw eggs or worms of whatever. You are right and how many of us remember our parents or grandparents worrying about how many worms we eat per week or day?
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:18 PM
 
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OP. You wrote it was lox. Lox is salt cured, but uncooked; there is no way worms would survive a salt cure. I think you are seeing fat lumps as lox comes from the belly of a salmon which is very fatty.
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