- stricken Dec 9, 2008 12:25 AM
Why is there sand apparently imbedded inside of my previously shelled scallops. I bite into a seared scallop and the sand is in the fiber of the meat. What should I do? Should I complain to WFM?
You are bound to find sand in scallops from time to time, they are harvested from the bottom of the ocean. The amount of sand can vary greatly due to weather conditions, in stormy weather when the sea is choppy there is more sand suspended in the the water that the scallop is drawing in and pushing back out to survive. The scallops are shucked on the boats and washed well and are further washed at the dock processing plants as they are sorted.but finding sand in a scallops is going to be hit or miss. WFM can only go back to their buyers and suppliers and pass on the comment.