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what is re-freshed fish???

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I was in the grocery store yesterday, getting some peel and eat shrimp, and I noticed that a couple of their fish labels said "refreshed". Any ideas what this means?
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  1. It means that it came in frozen and they thawed it.

    A scam.

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    1. re: lebelage

      Gee, that is a scam. unless it specifically says "fresh" i assume all grocery store fish was frozen then thawed. ;-)
      thx.

      1. re: jujuthomas

        Even 'fresh' has often been frozen. Which is a good thing unless you live right near the ocean where it was caught.

    2. something I wouldn't buy or knowingly eat!

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      1. re: kmh

        Depending on where you live and what kind of fish it was, it would certainly be much better than fish that had never been frozen.

        1. re: C. Hamster

          Problem is that since many don't question what "refreshed" means they may assume it hasn't been frozen- then buy some and refreeze it which shouldn't be done.