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Apr 29, 2009 11:34 AM

defrosted shrimp has white spots?

I just defrosted some raw shrimp (deveined but with their shells still on) and some of them have a small white spot or two. Is this freezer-burn? They don't smell bad or anything, but I've never seen this before and I buy the big bags of frozen shrimp like this fairly often. Safe to cook and eat or should I toss them and the rest of the bag that's in the freezer?

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  1. toss 'em (the entire bag). there's a slight chance that it's from White-Spot Virus (WSV), and if that's the case, they may also be harboring Vibrio don't want to risk a nasty case of food poisoning.