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Worm in my fish

  • 21-07-2021 9:04pm
    Registered Users Posts: 152 ✭✭

    Apologies if this is the wrong forum- move if necessary.

    I bought fish in a good fish shop in Dublin, cooked it and started eating it. Then noticed a big worm wriggling in it!!!!!! What do I do? How do I go about complaining to the fish shop? Very disturbed by it

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,808 ✭✭✭tabby aspreme

    If the fish was cooked, the worm should not have been wriggling

  • Registered Users Posts: 152 ✭✭Marymoore

    I did as the man in the fish shop told me and fried 2 mins each side…

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 2,548 Mod ✭✭✭✭Mystery Egg

    Hi Marymoore. I think this would would get a better response in the consumer's rights forum. I would move your thread there but I can't figure out how anything works with the new layout, so perhaps another mod could help, or you head over there yourself?

    In any case I'd go back to the fish monger and tell him, at least.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,259 ✭✭✭con747

    It is almost impossible for any fish monger to know if a worm is in a filleted fish. The fish do be checked for parasites when cleaned out but some do get missed, I have fished all my life on the lakes and rivers of Ireland and occasionally you do get a missed fish with parasites when cleaning it out and cooking it. Bottom line here I think is 2 minutes either side does not sound like it was cooked fully and that is why the parasite was still alive otherwise you most likely would not have even known it was there and it would not have been a problem once cooked to the correct temperature.

    Don't expect anything from life, just be grateful to be alive.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,931 ✭✭✭huskerdu

    You were unlucky. It happens very rarely. I've been eating fish regularly for years and its never happened me but it does happen occasionally.

    If you want to complain, just go back to the fish shop with the fish and explain what happened. They are unlikely to want to loose you as a customer.

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 2,548 Mod ✭✭✭✭Mystery Egg

    Okay I have moved this to the Consumer Issues forum. Best of luck OP.

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 2,548 Mod ✭✭✭✭Mystery Egg

    Sorry, I see the OP opened the same thread here. Apologies. Please close this thread, CI mods.

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