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what is re-freshed fish???

jujuthomas Jul 29, 2007 04:13 PM

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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    lebelage RE: jujuthomas Jul 29, 2007 04:31 PM

    It means that it came in frozen and they thawed it.

    A scam.

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      jujuthomas RE: lebelage Jul 29, 2007 09:06 PM

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

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        mojoeater RE: jujuthomas Jul 29, 2007 09:10 PM

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

    2. kmh RE: jujuthomas Jul 29, 2007 09:10 PM

      something I wouldn't buy or knowingly eat!

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        C. Hamster RE: kmh Jul 30, 2007 11:22 AM

        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.

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          lebelage RE: C. Hamster Jul 30, 2007 04:49 PM

          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.

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